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A true Selena Quintanilla fan will go far and wide for a chance to celebrate the Latina icon, but the good news is you might not have to! This Saturday, April 16, would have been the singer's 45th birthday and there are a variety of events being held in the superstar's honor. Events in Texas, California, Chicago, and New York are ranging from dance parties, concerts, and costume contests. We’ve made it easy to celebrate Selena and rounded up all of the major Quintanilla events happening in honor of her birthday. Whoever attends the most is the ultimate Selena fan.

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Selena - A Tribute of Love and Adoration

When: Thursday, April 14 @ 8 p.m.

Where: Fresno, CA

Details: Singer Luz Maria pays tribute to the infamous Selena. Tickets are on sale for $10–$15.


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Club 90s Presents: Selena Ball

When: Saturday, April 16 @ 9 p.m.

Where: Los Angeles, CA

Details: This huge party spread out across four arenas is the ultimate tribute to Selena fans. Free Selena swag will be given out and Selena-inspired outfits are encouraged, need we say more? Tickets are on sale for $15–$20.

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Selena Por Siempre

When: Saturday, April 16 @ 10 p.m.

Where: Manhattan, NY

Details: A night of tribute performances, DJs, costume and dance contests, tribute art, and a Selena makeup artist. Tickets on sale for $8–$10.

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Anything for Selena's

When: Saturday, April 16 @ 7 p.m.

Where: Houston, TX

Details: Live singer and performer and Amanda Solis impersonates the beloved Selena. Tickets are on sale for $10.

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Selena's 45th Birthday Tribute Concert

When: Saturday, April 16 @ 8 p.m.

Where: Westbury, NY

Details: This Selena Tribute concert will feature tribute band Genessa & the Selena Experience, as well as a lineup of other exciting artists. Tickets are on sale for $15–$40.

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Selena Sing-Along

When: Saturday, April 16 (Multiple Showings)

Where: Houston, TX

Details: The Alamo Drafthouse will be hosting a Selena sing-along at its various Houston locations. Props and lyrics will be provided, plus there will be a screening of the 1997 film Selena and her music videos. Tickets are on sale for $13.

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Bidi Bidi Banda’s Selena Birthday Celebration

When: Saturday, April 16 @ 7:00 p.m.

Where: Austin, TX

Details: The Austin Selena tribute band, Bidi Bidi Banda, will be performing covers of the singer's greatest hits. The event is free to the public.


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Selena Birthday Extravaganza! Karaoke + Drag Show (2nd Show Added!)

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When: Saturday, April 23, 8–11:59 p.m.

Where: Chicago, IL

Details: Because the April 16 show was sold out, they added a second show, same time, same place. So consider this the Selena BELATED Birthday Extravaganza! For tickets, go here.

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Fiesta de La Flor

When: Friday, May 6 @ 5:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 7 @ 10 a.m.

Where: Corpus Christi, TX

Details: This two-day festival will celebrate the life of the “Queen of Tejano,” with a lineup of Latin artists. Tickets are on sale for $15.