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Join us for the second annual AAPI Month Festival!

The Edina Asian American Alliance (EAAA) will host its second annual Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Month Festival on Saturday, May 18th from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Rosland Park Edina. Featuring performances and local culture and community, the festival will be a joyful place to celebrate the vibrant AAPI cultures of Edina/Minnesota. This year's theme is Reach for the Stars!

Edina Asian American Alliance (EAAA) to Host Second Annual Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Month Festival


Edina, MN, Apr. 18, 2024 – The Edina Asian American Alliance (EAAA) will host its annual Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Month Festival: Reach for the Stars, on Saturday, May 18, 2024.


The Festival will be a joyful community space that’s open to all who wish to celebrate our Asian Edina/Minnesota cultures and contributions alongside friends and neighbors. Attendees will feel empowered, connected, and energized through the strength and vibrancy of our community! 


The event will be held from 12 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2024, at Rosland Park, 4300 W 66th St, Edina. The program is organized to highlight the rich cultures, voices, and strengths of the local Asian Edina/Minnesota community, as well as the incredible partnerships, friendships, and coalitions that EAAA has built this past year. 


Featured speakers include representatives from:

  • AshaUSA 

  • Asian American Unity Coalition (AAUC)

  • Chinese Community Center (CCC) & Minnesota International Chinese School (MICS)

  • City of Edina Mayor Jim Hovland 

  • Coalition of Asian American Leaders (CAAL) 

  • Edina High School (EHS) Asian American Pacific Islander Student Union (AAPISU) 

  • Edina High School (EHS) South Asian Society (SAS) 

  • Edina State Representative Heather Edelson 

  • India Association of Minnesota (IAM)

  • Japanese American Citizens League (JACL)

  • Korean Institute of Minnesota (KIM)

  • Tibetan American Foundation of Minnesota (TAFM)


Featured performances include: 

  • DTG Lions 

  • Edina’s Desi Dance Group

  • JangmiArts

  • Master Chang’s Yong-in Martial Arts

  • Minhua Chorus

  • Minnesota Tamil Sangam

  • TaikoArts Midwest  

  • Tibetan American Foundation of Minnesota


Featured participants include the small businesses, nonprofits, school and community organizations, such as: 

  • Anti-Racism Collective

  • Cha-Ami Japanese Cultural Center

  • City of Edina Arts and Culture Commission 

  • Edina High School (EHS) Black Student Union (BSU)

  • Edina High School (EHS) Chinese Club

  • Edina Kumon

  • Edina Public Schools (EPS) Early Learning Center (ELC)

  • Eggroll Queen

  • Friends of the Edina Library

  • Inherited Stories

  • Ku•ma•in

  • League of Women Voters of Edina (LWVE)

  • Minnesota State University, Mankato –Asian American Affairs

  • Muddy Tiger

  • Num Nuts 

  • Theater Mu


Edina families will host featured cultural tables that celebrate our rich Asian/Edina heritages. The Festival will conclude with naming the second recipient of EAAA’s Teacher of the Year Recognition.


The Festival is free and open to the public and includes a book giveaway and author signing for the first 100 attendees, thanks to the Friends of the Edina Library: local authors Sun Yung Shin, Shannon Gibney, Diane Wilson, and John Coy’s Where We Come From (Lerner Publishing). 


Additional EAAA Festival sponsors include Apparatus; Arom Family; AshaUSA; Bellisio Foods, Inc.; Brandon Sieck & Wesley Mouri; Chinese Community Center (CCC); City of Edina Arts & Culture Commission Art Grant; Chinnakotla Family; Coalition of Asian American Leaders (CAAL); Dietrich Nissen Freelance; Edina Community Foundation (ECF); Gundberg Family; Han Family, Myra & Lexi Han; Inherited Stories; Insight Vision Care; Jade Soik Reed, Ben & Lucian Reed; James Hovland & LaRae Ellingson Hovland; Jang Family, Katie, Brian, & Emma; Jay & Leah Lindgren & Family; Jha Family; June Chang Piano; Li Family; Martinus Photography; Master Chang’s Yong-in Martial Arts; Num Nuts; The Petal; Salehi & Talaie Family; Shrestha Family; Theater Mu. 


For more information about the event, visit or contact


Rain Date is Sunday, May 19, 12 to 4 p.m.

Emergency Rain Date is Saturday, May 25, 12 to 4 p.m. 

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