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At African Economic Development Solutions (AEDS), we strive to connect and build vibrant communities with creativity and social connection. 

We conduct ongoing community engagement to ensure African immigrants have a voice in community. By sponsoring events, we hope to strengthen African community and culture.  The Little Africa Festival & Parade features food, live performances, art shows, and an African fashion show. Join us this year on August 6th, 2023 from Noon-9 p.m. at Hamlin Park 

Pixabay Kalaidoscope
Pixabay Kalaidoscope
Pixabay Kalaidoscope



Join Us

Join us as we march through Little Africa and celebrate African community and culture.  The one-day event hosted by African Economic Development Solutions brings together people from all over the Twin Cities of Minnesota and the surrounding communities to walk side by side and enjoy this event.



Develop and Transform

For nine years, the African Economic Development Solutions hosts the Little Africa Parade & Festival. The event features live music performances, art shows, vendors, and African fashion. Located at Hamline Park, the event is encourages the development and revitalization of the area for African businesses, culture, and communities.


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