Fiesta de la Flor kicks off in Corpus Christi

Posted at 9:28 PM, Apr 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-13 22:28:06-04

Thousands of Selena fans stood in line waiting for the gates to open to Fiesta de la Flor at 5:30 pm on Friday.

But downtown isn’t the only place offering a Selena experience. Businesses and organizations all over Corpus Christi are celebrating her legacy in their own special way.

Fans like Fernando Medellin drove in from San Antonio. As he takes pictures of the Selena bronze statue on Shoreline, he says it makes him feel calm and happy. He says visiting the sites that honor her and the places she’s been is, to him, a way to form a deeper understanding of both the singer and himself.

“I just like the full experience to see her at her grave site, going to her restaurant as I said it just makes you feel more connected,” said Medellin.

The Selena museum on the Westside is another popular stop. It’s where we found Andrew Longoria loaded down with packages he bought at the gift shop.

He says he tries to come to the Selena museum as often as he can because it gives him a sense of peace and perspective.

“I always call the museum my home away from home I get to breath and relax it feels calm and soothing and that’s what I love about it,” said Andrew Longoria.

As for other places around town, Dunkin Donuts has created a special Selena themed donut. It takes four times longer to make then the regular donates, but the manger tells KRIS 6News it’s worth it.

He says they are selling fast, and most people walk in to buy their order but pre-orders for the Selena donuts have been as much as 5 dozen.

The Alamo Draft House will also be creating its own Selena experience.

They’ll have special a screening of the movie starring Jennifer Lopez on April 16th.