Mailing address
P.O. Box 4085, Davis, CA 95617
Publication dates
5000 - as of October 2010

The Davis Dirt is a free monthly arts and events calendar for the City of Davis. It was previously available in print as well as online, but they have recently suspended their print publications. It was founded by four local women who noticed the lack of a single, comprehensive resource listing the daily options for in-town entertainment. The Dirt lists select local events for free on the monthly calendar. Venues and event details are listed also, so you can search either by date or by location. The espoused mission of The Dirt is to bring fun and freedom to the people of Davis. To dig for the best local dirt while striving to balance community with independence, inclusion with attitude, and purpose with entertainment. To inspire participation in the abundance of music, arts, food, and outdoor activity right here in town, by making it all easy and enjoyable to find. The publishers request "If you enjoy the Davis Dirt, please thank the advertisers for making it possible." Advertisement slots can be paid for with Davis Dollars.

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.

In March 2020, The Davis Dirt was purchased by publisher Ashley Muir Bruhn, shortly after celebrating its 10-year anniversary. 

Distribution Locations

3rd & U Cafe
de Vere's Irish Pub
Pomegranate Salon
Ace Hardware
Dimple Records
Rominger West Winery
Aggie Inn
Econo Lodge
Sam's Mediterranean Cuisine
Armadillo Music
Fiesta DanceN' Fitness
First Northern Bank
SPCA Thrift Store
Avid Reader
Hallmark Inn
Speedee Oil Change & Tune Up
Bank of America
Haute Again
Barista Brew Cafe
International House
Sudwerk Brewery Dock Store
Best Western Palm Court Hotel
John Natsoulas Gallery
Tandem Properties
Best Western University Lodge
Logo's Books
Thai Canteen
UCD Memorial Union
Cloud Forest Cafe
Mishka's Cafe
Village Bakery
Common Grounds
Mondavi Center
Watermelon Music
Mother and Baby Source
Westlake IGA
DaVinci Court Apartments
Woodstock's Pizza
Davis Art Center
Nugget Market
Yolo County Visitors Bureau
Davis Food Co-op
Odd Fellows
Davis Public Library
The Paint Chip
Davis Musical Theatre Company  
Peet's Coffee and Tea
Delta of Venus
Pence Gallery

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