Mailing address
P.O. Box 4085, Davis, CA 95617
Publication dates
Monthly & Online
[email protected]
5000 - as of October 2010

The Dirt, Davis (2020, Ashley Muir Bruhn)

The Davis Dirt is a free monthly arts and events calendar for the City of Davis. It is available in print as well as online. The print was suspended during the pandemic, from April 2020-November 2022. The Dirt lists local events for free on the monthly calendar. The espoused mission of The Dirt is to showcase Davis’ & Yolo County’s unique people, places & events, inspiring readers & promoting local arts, culture & community.  The publisher requests "If you enjoy the Davis Dirt, please thank the advertisers for making it possible." 

Hosts are encouraged to submit events at for free listings. Events submitted before the 23rd of the month can be included in the next month's issue.

The Davis Dirt was founded in October 2010 by four local women who noticed the lack of a single, comprehensive resource listing the daily options for in-town entertainment. It originally appeared as a quarter-fold, newsprint calendar. 

In October 2019, The Davis Dirt was purchased by publisher Ashley Muir Bruhn, shortly before celebrating its 10-year anniversary. As publisher, she rebranded the publication The Dirt, recognizing the larger Yolo community and including more events from surrounding towns like Winters, Woodland, and Capay.

In March 2020, Muir Bruhn published the first issue of The Dirt in its new, larger, all-color tabloid format; unveiled a new website; and added articles and stories to the paper’s regular calendar content. She also added the option to subscribe to a weekly newsletter in December 2022. (Subscribe: The publication maintains social media accounts on Facebook, Instagram and, to a lesser extent, Twitter. 

The Dirt, Davis (March 2020, AshleyMuir Bruhn)

The print publication paused during the pandemic, but returned in December 2022. PDFs of Issues can be found online at

The City of Davis awarded Muir Bruhn and arts grant to restart the printing of The Dirt in December 2022.

The Dirt Davis (Dec 2022, Ashley Muir Bruhn)


On June 1, 2012, The Davis Dirt hosted the first ever Street Food Rodeo - a roundup of the best street food vendors from our area. Davisites are craving innovative, fresh & affordable street food, and The Dirt is answering their call. With food trucks, live music, face painting, hay bale seating, and free admission, what's not to love! Plus, this event is also a fundraiser with proceeds going to the Davis School Garden Program - helping kids stay in touch with where real food comes from.

The Davis Dirt logo, 2010

The Davis Dirt logo, 2012



Distribution Locations

Mary Stephens Branch, Yolo County Davis Public Library
Davis City Hall offices
Davis Senior Center
Davis Food Co-op
Avid Reader
Logo's Books
Armadillo Music
UCD Bookstore (Downtown)
Mishka's Cafe
Philz Coffee
Pachamama Coffee
Pence Gallery
International House
John Natsoulas Gallery
Hallmark Inn
Sudwerk Brewery Dock Store
Palm Garden Court Hotel
Common Grounds
Cloud Forest Cafe
Thai Canteen
Tandem Properties
Mondavi Center
Manetti Shrem Museum
Village Bakery (Newspaper Box outside)
Watermelon Music
Woodstock's Pizza
Davis Art Center
The Paint Chip
Odd Fellows
Davis Musical Theatre Company  
Peet's Coffee and Tea
Delta of Venus
University Retirement Center
Lyon Realty
Upper Crust Bakery

Also see the Events board or the media page for other ways to find out what's going on in Davis.


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2010-10-14 19:38:56   Go Dirt! —LibbyMiller

2012-04-14 22:01:56   I put it up on my fridge every month. I had no idea Davis was so cool. Thanks, Dirt! —BujhaGee

2012-04-25 23:40:28   Thanks for listing ALL events in one spot. I still miss out on stuff, but now I know it's all my fault if I do. —Kadegge

2012-04-26 08:37:08   There is a prime location reserved on my fridge each month for The Dirt. It's an invaluable resource. —HavenKiers

2012-04-26 12:27:11   This is my go-to source for all Davis events. Anything that's worth knowing about or going to is in there. It's awesome! —shnate

2012-04-26 20:01:02   I LOVE fun!!!!! Thanks to the Dirt, I can find it more easily!!!! I am so glad that I don't have to scan 8 different online calendars any more. Thanks! —cindolan

2012-04-27 09:34:02   I love the Davis Dirt Calendar! It is my go-to spot for finding fun things to do locally w/ family & friends. It's bookmarked in my favorites & I go to it for details on events. Thanks Davis Dirt! —ErinForesman

2012-04-27 15:17:08   I love Davis Dirt! A great resource for all things Davis. —EricRoe

2012-04-27 17:57:00   The dirt rocks! I love the print and online versions to plan my outings! I recommend liking the Facebook page for reminders of local happenings. This calendar has helped me feel more connected to our amazing community. I am very excited about the Street Food Rodeo! —ReginaTremoureux

2012-04-27 18:24:54   Great resource for community events - both the print version and the web site. I hope the Dirt expands soon to include events in the region as well. I especially appreciate all the diverse locations to pick up a hard copy, including the library and local restaurants. —PetreaMarchand

2012-04-28 11:59:55   Awesome resource for keeping up with fun things in Davis. I can't wait for their first ever Street Food Rodeo this June! —MariSchwartzer

2012-04-28 20:15:11   Interesting to see the sudden surge in comments on this page over the last three days. —CovertProfessor

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