Remembering Selena's Legacy
● By Jessie Monsivais
By: Jessie Monsivais Photo courtesy of: the Fiesta de la Flor Facebook page
Selena's social significance is drawing up to 70,000 fans to her hometown for the fifth annual celebration of the life and legacy of Selena Quintanilla-Perez, the Queen of Tejano: Fiesta de la Flor. The festival takes place this weekend, on April 12-13, 2019 at North Bayfront Park. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 12 and at noon on Saturday, April 13.
The festival brings an impressive lineup of award-winning Tejano musicians every year. This year the line up includes an array of musicians such as Leslie Grace, Oscar G, Stevie D, and two-time Latin Grammy winner, Joe Posada.
To celebrate Selena’s legacy, the Tejano Lowrider Extravaganza features the car from the Selena movie, "Anything for Selenas" for fans to take photos with at the festival. Also featured are nationally acclaimed and award-winning vehicles like the 2019 Lowrider Magazine Car of the Year which features the most exceptional work in the car industry.
Suzette Quintanilla, president, and CEO of Q Productions, along with American singer, actress, and TV personality Adrienne Bailon, known for her performance with 3LW and the Cheetah Girls, will sit down for a conversation at the One Person Unites Us panel.
Over 80 artisans from Mexico, Central America, and South America are featured at El Mercado this year; showcasing art, clothing, and accessories crafted by the talented hands of the national and international artisans. Immersive kids experience at El Parque will bring hours of delightful family fun. When you're hungry, La Plaza offers a variety of flavors of Latin cuisine from dozens of food truck vendors located on-site to serve festival-goers and multiple on-site Cerveza Stations from L&F Distributors to wash it all down.
Conclude the evening with a fantastic fireworks display brought to you by HEB.
Head to www.fiestadelaflor.com for information about Fiesta de la Flor presented by CITGO. Keep up with festival updates on Facebook.com/fiestadelaflorcc and Instagram/Twitter @fiestaflorcc for all official festival updates.