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).

Upcoming Events:

  • Social Painting Party
    Monday, March 27
    Location: Old Market
    5 - 6 PM Social
    6 - 8 PM Painting
    Cost: $30
    Event details


  • Family Social
    Saturday, April 8
    Location: Cafe Coteau in the Children's Museum
    9:30 - 11:30 AM
    Cost: Social is FREE; admission to museum is $7.50/person
    Event details


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