|P.O. Box 4085, Davis, CA 95617|
|Monthly & Online|
|5000 - as of October 2010|
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 thedirt.online 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: bit.ly/3EOvcfd) The publication maintains social media accounts on Facebook, Instagram and, to a lesser extent, Twitter.
The print publication paused during the pandemic, but returned in December 2022. PDFs of Issues can be found online at issuu.com/thedirt.online.
The City of Davis awarded Muir Bruhn and arts grant to restart the printing of The Dirt in December 2022.
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.
|Mary Stephens Branch, Yolo County Davis Public Library|
|Davis City Hall offices|
|Davis Senior Center|
|Davis Food Co-op|
|UCD Bookstore (Downtown)|
|John Natsoulas Gallery|
|Sudwerk Brewery Dock Store|
|Palm Garden Court Hotel|
|Cloud Forest Cafe|
|Manetti Shrem Museum|
|Village Bakery (Newspaper Box outside)|
|Davis Art Center|
|The Paint Chip|
|Davis Musical Theatre Company|
|Peet's Coffee and Tea|
|Delta of Venus|
|University Retirement Center|
|Upper Crust Bakery|
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
- Are you suspicious, or just intrigued? —DougWalter