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Fiesta de la Flor will no longer be held in Selena’s hometown

The two-day festival celebrating Selena's life and legacy will not be held in Corpus Christi in 2020.

Photo courtesy of Visit Corpus Christi

Fiesta de la Flor is a two-day festival that celebrates the life and legacy of late Tejano icon Selena and for the past 5 years has been held in her hometown of Corpus Christi, Texas, until now.

Organizers announced that the event will no longer be held in Corpus Christi in a statement released on Thursday. “Unfortunately, even beautiful journeys must come to an end and the Selena Foundation and the Quintanilla family have announced that Fiesta de la Flor will no longer be held in Corpus Christi, Texas.”

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Since it’s inception in 2014, the event “resulted in the biggest festival hosted in the city, drawing a combined 250,000 visitors and generating over $50 million in economic impact for the city of Corpus Christi.”

“The Quintanilla family is extremely grateful to the Visit Corpus Christi staff and Board of Directors for taking on the task of inviting Selena’s fans from across the globe to pay homage to her,” said the statement. “Celebrating Selena in her hometown of Corpus Christi gave Selena fans something to look forward to for the past five years.”

Organizers thanked the city of Corpus Christi and all the departments, sponsors, staff and volunteers “that worked tirelessly to put on a safe, fun festival for Selena’s fans.”

“In Selena’s beautiful spirit, the Selena Foundation has contributed thousands of dollars to organizations in Corpus Christi for the betterment of the community,” added the statement. “The Selena Foundation is committed to continuing Selena’s belief that the impossible is possible.”   

“We appreciate the Quintanilla family and the Selena Foundation for allowing us and the community and celebrate Selena in such a special way for the past five years,” said CVB interim CEO Alyssa Barrera Mason to Corpus Christi TV station 3 News. “We will cherish the memories of this wonderful celebration and we wish them all the luck in their future endeavors.”

No word on where Fiesta De La Flor will end up next.

Read the full statement from the Selena Foundation and Quintanilla Family below:

“For the past five years, the Selena Foundation, the Quintanilla family and Visit Corpus Christi partnered together to create Fiesta de la Flor, an event that honored the life and legacy of Tejano icon, Selena Quintanilla.

It resulted in the biggest festival hosted in the beautiful city of Corpus Christi, drawing a combined 250,000 visitors and generating over 50 million in economic impact for the city of Corpus Christi over those five years.

The Quintanilla family is extremely grateful to the Visit Corpus Christi staff and Board of Directors for taking on the task of inviting Selena’s fans from across the globe to pay homage to her. Celebrating Selena in her hometown of Corpus Christi gave Selena fans something to look forward to for the past five years.

Unfortunately, even beautiful journeys must come to an end and the Selena Foundation and the Quintanilla family have announced that Fiesta de la Flor will no longer be held in Corpus Christi, Texas.

On behalf of the Selena Foundation, the Quintanilla family would like to thank the sponsors who helped host this festival: CITGO, HEB, Hermann and Hermann, LNF Distributors, Stripes, and Chevy Dealerships of South Texas. Without their generous financial support, this festival would not have been possible.

Additionally, the Quintanilla family would like to thank the many City of Corpus Christi departments that worked tirelessly to put on a safe, fun festival for Selena’s fans. Special thanks goes to the Corpus Christi Parks and Recreation Department, Corpus Christi Police Department, Corpus Christi Traffic Engineering Department, and Corpus Christi Fire Department. A big thanks goes to the staff at the American Bank Center for use of their facilities and sharing their expertise with Visit Corpus Christi staff over the past five years.

Other thanks goes to the Corpus Christi Regional Transit Authority and the United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce for their support as well.

A very special thanks goes to the hundreds of volunteers that freely gave their time and energy to help the event be the most successful event in the history of Corpus Christi.

But most importantly, the Quintanilla family would like to thank Selena’s fans. Their love for Selena has only grown in the intervening years and it is through the support of her fans – who embrace the values and spirit of Selena – that has made all of this possible.

In Selena’s beautiful spirit, the Selena Foundation has contributed thousands of dollars to organizations in Corpus Christi for the betterment of the community. The Selena Foundation is committed to continuing Selena’s belief that the impossible is possible.”

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About Romeo

Romeo is a media professional with over 25 years of experience in radio and digital media. He is the Managing Editor for TejanoNation.net, the premiere website for everything Tejano, and host of the Tejano Nation Podcast.

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