The Area


People who visit Minneapolis are amazed at the lively, vibrant downtown area. Sidewalk cafes, nightlife, fine dining, music, theater, sports, shopping and more grace the streets of downtown. Maybe that’s why people are flocking from the suburbs to once again take up residence in downtown lofts and condos. A recent flurry of residential development has created an enormous group of downtown dwellers.

East Downtown Council

For information on the East Downtown Council, of which we are members, go to

EDC Mission Statement

The East Downtown Council serves as an advocate for the Downtown East and Elliot Park business community, promoting a safe, productive business environment and communication between business and civic leaders.

There is a monthly luncheon meeting usually on the 4th Thursday of the month for members and interested guests. Current events and past events are featured on the website!

Riverfront Area

For Events in the Exciting Riverfront Area

Click on the logo of the Minneapolis Riverfront Area.


Downtown Council
For the complete Downtown Minneapolis Event Calendar, click Downtown Council Events Calendar


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