4:00 PM16:00

Trick or Treat on Main

TRICK or TREAT on Main Ave in Downtown Brookings is held annually on Halloween and gives parents and kids a safe place to "run a muck" and get some treats as well! Grab your little ghoul or goblin and visit downtown from 4-6 PM on Halloween night!

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to Dec 24

Love Local Challenge

Shop, dine, and do business in downtown Brookings this holiday season! Every $500 you spend between November 30th and December 24th will qualify you for a chance to win one of two $500 cash prizes.


Shop local and track your receipts! Whether you are buying new tires, grabbing a cup of coffee, or shopping for holiday gifts, any purchase made in the downtown business district counts (view downtown business district boundaries). For every $500 you spend, you'll be entered into a drawing for one of two $500 cash prizes!


• Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce

• The Carrot Seed Kitchen Company

• Children's Museum of South Dakota

• Hitch Studio

• Mix Dry Cleaners

• The Prairie Mermaid Boutique

• Skinner's Pub

• Wooden Legs Brewing Company


• Purchases made from November 30th through December 24th are eligible.

• Receipt submissions are due January 5, 2019

• Winner drawing on January 7, 2019


• Challengers can submit one envelope per $500 spent.

• Receipts can be printed in store, copied, or printed at home (emailed receipts)

Return your envelope to one of the receipt drop off locations listed above.

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Small Business Saturday
10:00 AM10:00

Small Business Saturday

Join us for Small Business Saturday - an American shopping holiday held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving during one of the busiest shopping periods of the year. Help us celebrate the businesses that make Brookings the unique and growing community we love!

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4:00 PM16:00

Festival of Lights

Santa is giving his reindeer a break this season and is turning to his favorite furry friends to help! What better combination is there other than man’s best friend and the holiday season? Dress your pooch in those ugly Christmas sweaters! This season isn’t just for us humans; pups like to celebrate too!

This year’s Festival of Lights theme is related to everything dog. Bring your canine companions out and show them off in their best holiday garb! Decorate your floats as a doggy winter wonderland! Let your pups prance in the parade!

Join us Saturday, November 30th at 7pm for an evening full of lights and laughter. Make sure to bundle yourself and your furry friend up, as the weather outside may be frightful! Also, make sure your furry friends are leashed! This is sure to be a tail-wagging, bark-tastic event!

To enter your business to be a part of the parade, contact the Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce at 605.692.6125 or fill out the parade packet!

Here are some events to tide you over before the parade:
* Festival of Trees - Brookings Arts Council

* Letters to Santa - Hitch Studio
4pm to 8pm

* Milk + Cookies & Free Play - Children's Museum of South Dakota
5pm to 7pm

* Historic Trolley Rides - Brookings Historic Preservation Commission
(Loading up at the Children's Museum)
5pm to 7pm {last ride leaves at 6:30pm}

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4:00 PM16:00

Downtown Brookings Cookie Crawl

Spread holiday cheer, support local, and fill your tummy with festive treats at this neighborhood-wide open house in downtown Brookings! Join us for the Downtown Brookings Christmas Cookie Crawl on Thursday, December 5 from 4-8 p.m. Participating downtown businesses will share holiday goodies as you get a jump start on your holiday shopping, eat, drink and enjoy downtown. Some businesses will also offer special discounts!

Each participating business will have a flyer in their window to show they are participating.

• Hitch Studio
• The Carrot Seed Kitchen Company
• Party Depot
• Trendz
• Your Special Day
• J.Ella Boutique
• The Ugly Duckling
• Farmhouse Fancy
• Jackrabbit Central
• The Bevy by Mama Peacock
• Kool Beans Coffee
• Children’s Museum of South Dakota
• Finicky + Oak
• The Prairie Mermaid Boutique
• Brookings Custom Image
• Brookings Book Company
• Flowers on Main

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to Aug 22

Downtown at Sundown

Bring your friends downtown every Thursday night for summer fun, cold drinks, and a lively atmosphere anyone can enjoy. The concert series will take place on 5th Street, between 3rd Ave and Main, and run from 5-9 pm. 

Downtown at Sundown starts July 11 and runs through August 22. The evening will begin with local acts, followed by regional musicians playing everything from the latest country and rock, to throw-back tunes everyone will enjoy.

Downtown at Sundown is organized by the Brookings Convention & Visitors Bureau and sponsored by the City of Brookings and First Bank & Trust. If you'd like more information on this event, please call (605) 692-6125 or email enews@visitbrookingssd.com.


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