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Bidi Bidi Gone Gone: Selena Festival Leaving Corpus Christi

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Selena fans may be heartbroken to learn that the annual Fiesta de la Flor, a two-day festival celebrating the life of Tejano superstar Selena Quintanilla-Perez, is moving from her hometown of Corpus Christi. Q Productions made the announcement earlier this month. The Selena festival had become a staple of downtown Corpus for the past five years.

The family didn’t reveal where the festival was moving, but they did release the following statement. “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,” a news release from Q Productions stated. Kiii 3 News shared the following video sharing more details about the announcement.

Video: YouTube/kiii 3 tv

According to MSN News, the law firm of Hermann & Hermann, who will be the main sponsor for next year’s event. They released the following statement, “The firm is still very much interested in sponsoring the event. They are the founding sponsors of Fiesta De La Flor, and they will continue the legacy of Selena Quintanilla. There are different factors involved, but they are open to continuing their relationship with the Quintanilla family on this matter.”

The city of Corpus, along with its residents, will surely miss the excitement that such the Selena festival brought to the town, not to mention the opportunity to celebrate one of its beloved artists and the contributions Selena made throughout her short career. Corpus Christi Mayor Joe McComb was quoted by the Associated Press as stating that losing the festival is a blow. The event had an impact on the city to the tune of millions of dollars each year.

The question we all want to know is where is the festival moving? With the 25th anniversary of Selena’s death upon us next year, it’s going to be interesting to see where they move this beloved event and if the Selena festival will stay in Texas.