North Dakota Picnic in Arizona

Every year, for the last 50 years, over a thousand North Dakotans have gathered in Mesa, AZ, for the North Dakota Picnic in early March.  It’s a fun event for friends and former neighbors who enjoy Arizona sunshine but still call North Dakota “home”. 

Over 1500 people attended the 2019 ND Picnic, held on March 3rd.  Hosted by the North Dakota Community Foundation, the event included the band "Spotlight" playing some of our favorite oldies, classic cars on display, numerous food vendors, and a guest appearance by Neil Diamond impersonator Eddy Diamond!  

Check out the photos below from the 2019 Picnic.  And join us next year for another great gathering!

2020 ND Picnic in AZ

  • Sunday, March 1, 2020
  • 10 am - 2:30 pm
  • Red Mountain Park in Mesa, AZ
  • Cost:  $5 per person entrance fee

If you have any questions or would be interested in being a sponsor or vendor at this event, contact Christi at 701-222-8349 or at  

Thank You to our 2019 Picnic Sponsors!

Prairie Rose Sponsors:
Roughrider Sponsors:

Pioneer Sponsors:

Pifer's Auction & Realty
Lakota Farm Services
Legacy Financial Partners - Ameriprise

Food Vendors:

Waffle Crush food truck
Tom's BBQ
D&J Concessions (Chef Louie)
Traveling Cup Coffee
American Poutine
I Scream Sandwich Co.
Dot's Pretzels
Nana's Kitchen
DD's Desert Delights