5 Free Things To Do

5 Free Things To Do

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Looking for a way to have a wonderful time but don’t want to empty your wallet? Brookings has you covered with these free activities.

Brookings Farmers Market
The Brookings Farmers Market

The Brookings Farmers Market is a nonprofit organization created for local producers and farmers to showcase fruits, vegetables, flowers, and crafts. The Farmers Market is located on the 300th block of Sixth Avenue (between the library and the courthouse) every Saturday, from May through October. The market also presents free yoga classes.

Eponymous Brewing Co. and Wooden Legs Brewery

Eponymous Brewing Co. and Wooden Legs Brewery, both located in downtown, regularly host free activities. Eponymous provides no buy-in bingo every other Wednesday evening – an amazing way to break up the week. All ages are welcome, but you must be 21 and older to order a pint. Test your wits at Wooden Legs during Trivia Tuesday for the chance to win some fun prizes while sampling a local brew.

Disc Golf Anyone?

Brookings boasts two parks where disc golfers can enjoy a day outdoors. Larson Park’s Disc Golf Course was redesigned in 2020 with a new 20-hole layout and features tee pads, multiple pin placements, and impressive views of the park and the community. The SDSU Golf Disc Park on the east side of campus has 18 easy to navigate holes, with water features and tall grass hazards for the more accomplished players.

Hit the Trails

Bring your bike to Brookings and ride the 22-mile Allyn Frerichs Trail system, which connects parks, schools and recreational centers throughout the community. The League of America Bicyclists has named Brookings as a Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community in recognition of the city’s commitment to improving bicycle conditions, offering educational programs, and promoting the bicycle network.

Downtown Brookings
Self-Guided Walking Tours

Brookings Historical Preservation Commission provides resources for self-guided walking tours of the community’s oldest commercial buildings and homes. Whether you go on foot or in the comfort of your car, be ready to appreciate the timeless character of these structures.

*This story has been written in collaboration with South Dakota State Universities Public Relations class for our 2023 Visitor Guide.*

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