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, recreational, creative, or family-oriented.

Network In Brookings.
View Our Upcoming Networking Events


  • Welcome Dinner
    Thursday, March 8, 2018
    6 - 8 p.m.
    Location: Old Market
    Cost: $35/person
    Event details


  • Dakota Nature Park Biking & Walking
    Sunday, June 3, 2018
    2 - 4 p.m.
    Location: Larson Nature Center

    Event details


  • City-Wide Scavenger Hunt
    Sunday, August 26, 2018
    2 - 4 p.m.
    Location: Cafe Coteau (Children's Museum)
    Event details


  • Welcome Social
    Thursday, November 8, 2018
    4 - 6 p.m.
    Location: Wooden Legs Brewing
    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

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