The Corpus Christi Convention & Visitors Bureau is happy to announce a very special event debuting in the Coastal Bend Spring 2015: Fiesta de la Flor a 2-day festival that will celebrate the life & legacy of Selena Quintanilla Perez, known to her many admirers as the “Queen of Tejano”. Selena’s impact on the hearts & lives of so many has been immeasurable and this annual event will serve as a tribute to her, as well as the cultural contributions of Tejano music worldwide.
Regarding the origins of Fiesta de la Flor, Paulette Kluge, CEO of the CCCVBureau stated, “We (CCCVB) are so fortunate to work with such an amazing team and Board of Directors that allow us the opportunity to offer new & exciting experiences in our city to locals & visitors. Our team wanted to honor this beautiful, talented woman for the hearts that she has touched and the substantial contributions that she has made to the culture of our city. Shaping the concept of Fiesta de la Flor and planning this wonderful event has been a tremendous collaboration between the Quintanilla Family, the Corpus Christi CVB and our community partners since Day 1. We are thrilled to have The Quintanilla’s unwavering support and endorsement of Fiesta de la Flor and are looking forward to offering this event for many years to come!”
Located at North Bayfront Park in downtown Corpus Christi, this celebration will showcase well-known Tejano musicians; feature Alamo Drafthouse’s Rolling Roadshow screening of Selena; artisan vendors from around the state of Texas; culinary delights from specialty local & regional food trucks, Kids Zone for families; a fabulous fireworks finale and much more…..all along a beautiful backdrop of the Corpus Christi Bay.
Fiesta de la Flor will be held April 17-18, 2015.
Festivities will kick off on Friday evening with the fantastically talented acts of Steven James & The Jaded, Las Fenix and Grammy-winning Los Lobos; followed by the special outdoor screening of Selena to conclude the evening.
Saturday’s line-up will present a day filled with musical stylings by some of Tejano’s hottest acts. Entertaining crowds will be local Corpus Christi favorite Clarissa Serna, along with Nina Diaz, Stefanie Montiel, Jay Perez & Band, Grammy Award-winning Chris Perez, Grammy and Latin Grammy Award-winning Los Palominos, Latin Grammy Award-winning A.B. & Los Kumbia Kings, as well as Grammy and Latin Grammy Award-winning Little Joe Y La Familia.
Fiesta de la Flor will offer a front gate admission price of $5.00 for adults, $2.00 for ages 5-12 and will welcome children under the age of 5 complimentary.