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Celebrate Selena Day 2024 in San Antonio

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Selena’s star can be found on the street level entrance of Hard Rock Café.

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Bidi Bidi Bom Bom — in case you didn’t know, Selena Day is Tuesday, April 16 and we can’t wait to celebrate the “Queen of Tejano Music.”

It’s no secret that San Antonio’s love for Selena is unrivaled — if Como La Flor doesn’t play at least once at a party, is it even a San Antonio party?

We all know the singer’s connection to our city is strong (even once having ran a boutique in town). However, only superfans have been to all these iconic spots that celebrate her legacy around town.

Selena San Antonio map

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Selena + our SATXtoday sticker — is there a better combo?

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The Selena Bridge, San Antonio River Walk
Located between N. Saint Mary’s St. and Navarro St., this bridge served as the setting for the romantic scene in “Selena” the movie (starring J.Lo). This is definitely a bit of a tourist trap — but can you blame us? The spot offers some truly Instagram-worthy views.

Selena’s Hollywood Star, Hard Rock Café
You’ve heard of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, but what about the River-Walk of Fame? No? Okay, it doesn’t actually doesn’t exist (sorry), but there is a star commemorating the christening of the restaurant.

The Alamo
Just a short walk from the Hard Rock Café is the next film site. The movie’s version of Selena’s “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom” performance contained scenes that feature our city’s most-defining landmark.

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The SA vibes are so strong — too bad we don’t also have a Big Red in hand.

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While the previous three locations are walking distance from each other, here are a few more locations that are worth the drive:

The Depot at the Espee
Now the site of 1902 Nightclub and once known as Sunset Station, this was one of the locations for the “No Me Queda Mas” music video (skip to 1:39).

Selena Etc. Inc Boutique and Salon
Now the former CD exchange, this building at 3703 Broadway St. used to offer apparel + hair services.

Brackenridge Park
This historic park was also used to shoot scenes from the “No Me Queda Mas” music video (skip to 2:12).

Art + murals

Art more of your style? Check out these public murals and pieces of art depicting the singer herself.

Botanica Los Misterios, 4913 S. Flores St.
Painted by Christopher Montoya, this larger-than-life mural captures the singer’s vibrant soul in the Southside.

Alamo Candy building, 1149 W. Hildebrand Ave.
Created by Alan Calvo, the singer is depicted with a colorful Aztec background.

Social Spot, 930 Broadway St.
This lesser-known mural was painted by Nik Soupe captures the icon in action.

Mi Tierra Cafe & Bakery, 218 Produce Row
The shrine + mural is a tribute to the singer and is found where A.B. Quintanilla reportedly loves to sit by.

Dream Song Tower, 7550 S. Zarzamora St. and I-35
Catch a glimpse of this large-scale sculpture by Cruz Ortiz can be seen on the Southside.

Selena celebrations

Get the party started with these events celebrating Selena:

  • Bidi Bidi Birthday | Tuesday, April 16 | 6 p.m. | Smoke Skybar, 501 E. Crockett St. | Free | “Baila Esta Cumbia” at this barbecue restaurant for a family-friendly costume contest, goods from local vendors, and a showing of the film “Selena.”
  • Celebrate Selena’s Birthday | Tuesday, April 16 | 6-9 p.m. | The Park at Pearl, 312 Pearl Pkwy.| Free | Celebrate the Queen of Tejano music with a DJ, singing, dancing, and a photobooth.
  • Selena Day - A Mariachi Tribute | Tuesday, April 16 | 7-10 p.m. | St. Anthony Hotel, 300 E. Travis St. | $20-$40 | Reserve your tickets in advance and enjoy free valet for this birthday bash tribute.