New to Brookings? Check out our Newcomer Program!

New to Brookings? Sometimes it can be challenging to meet new people in a new community. Beyond Connections has been created to bring people together to welcome new residents, network and build relationships for a thriving Brookings community.

Beyond Connections is Brookings’ take on Meetup. Meet new people through a variety of activities based on your interests. Activities are social (meet others at a wine club or a dinner at a host’s home), recreational (kayaking at Dakota Nature Park or maybe a game of disc golf), creative (find your inner artist at a wine and canvas event, or touring the art museum) or family-oriented (gather for a meet & greet prior to holiday events like Trick or Treat on Main or Parade of Lights, or play all day at the children’s museum).

Network In Brookings.
View Our Upcoming Networking Events


  • Mayor's Holiday Party
    Thursday, December 7
    5 - 7 p.m.

    Location: McCrory Gardens
    Adults only, please.
    By invitation only (sign up to be on our email list to receive invite!)


  • Welcome Dinner
    Spring 2018
    Details coming soon!


  • Dakota Nature Park Biking & Walking
    Early Summer 2018
    Details coming soon!


  • Scavenger Hunt
    Late Summer 2018
    Details coming soon!


  • Welcome Social
    Fall 2018
    Details coming soon!




Find the group on Facebook and sign-up to be on their email list.

Want to host an event? Contact Stacy.


Contact Us

Brookings Economic Development Corporation

2301 Research Park Way, Suite 113
Brookings, SD 57006
Ph. (605) 697-8103

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