20 years after her death, Selena Quintanilla is still known to her fans as “La Reina.” Today, her music is still played on radio stations in the U.S. and Mexico, the movie “Selena,” is played around the clock on Fuse (I know, I just watched it this past weekend) and her spirit continues to live in the hearts of her many fans. With her presence still very much alive today, it’s hard to believe she's not with us anymore.
To honor her legacy, Corpus Christi, the city where Selena grew up and was buried, will host Fiesta de la Flor (Festival of the Flower), a two-day festival on April 17 and 18. Selena's 44th birthday would've been right before the festival, on April 16. The fest is being hosted in Bayfront Park and according to Selena's sister, Suzette Quintanilla, it'll be an annual event. Fun fact: Fiesta de la Flor is named after Selena's song,"Como la Flor."
Performances by Chris Perez (Selena’s former husband), Los Lobos, Las Fenix and Jay Perez will take place at the festival, as well as a screening of "Selena." Tickets are $5 for adults, $2 for kids 5-12, and free for children ages 2 and under. Can't make it to Texas? All good, you can still share your thoughts and love for Selena by using the official hashtag, #FiestadelaFlorCC on all social media. La Reina lives on forever!