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:


  • Scavenger Hunt
    Saturday, June 10
    Location: Hillcrest Park Gazebo A (picnic shelter off of 15th Ave. near Hillcrest Elementary)
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Cost: Free
    RSVP required:
    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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