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 2000 people attended the 2018 ND Picnic, held on March 4th.  Hosted by the North Dakota Community Foundation for the first time, the event included the band "Spotlight" playing some of our favorite oldies, classic cars on display, numerous food vendors, and a guest appearance by Elvis!  

Check out the photos below from the 2018 Picnic.  And join us next year for another great gathering!

2019 ND Picnic in AZ

  • Sunday, March 3, 2019
  • 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 vendor at this event, contact Christi at 701-222-8349 or at

Thank You to our 2018 Sponsors!

Prairie Rose Sponsors:
Roughrider Sponsors:

Pioneer Sponsors:

Concordia College
Right Honda
Century 21 Morrison
Heartland Trust
Western State Bank
Lakota Farm Services, Inc.

Food Vendors:

Tom's BBQ
D&J Concessions (Chef Louie!)
Dot's Pretzels
AZ Kettle Corn
Traveling Cup Coffee
Cracker Jacks
Desert Delights
Chicken Scratchin
Fantasy Funnel Cakes
The American Poutine Co.
Oh So Good Donuts