An event calendar allows you to easily manage and share single/recurring events on a weekly, monthly, or yearly calendar interface.
Calendar plugins are really helpful in organizing events when you have a lot of them. While it may be tempting to select the first calendar plugin you find and play with, this should not be the case. The reason is that each plugin has different capabilities, as well as some limitations.
These 10 calendar plugins run the gamut from simple to complex but they are all capable of creating a great calendar widget. I chose them because they were easy to use, looked good and were highly configurable.
Originally Published May 14 2019, updated Feb 07 2022
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jQuery Calendar Plugins:
evo-calendar is a flexible event calendar plugin to display events in a responsive, modern-looking calendar interface.
A simple, lightweight, dynamic, animated event calendar plugin where you can view the details of the event in a popup by clicking a date slot.
A minimal clean calendar component for Bootstrap 4 that dynamically displays events on a month view.
Vanilla JS Calendar Libraries:
tui.calendar is a powerful, full-featured calendar library used to showcase custom events, schedules, tasks in daily, weekly, and monthly views.
A Vanilla JavaScrip based inline calendar where the users are able to select a date (or a date range) or view events with mouse click.
In this post you've learned about 10 handpicked plugins for building modern and clean event calendars. These plugins are more than enough to start using in any web project, from a digital portfolio website to a corporate event booking system.
Of course, the best calendar plugin will also depend on your individual needs. If you're looking for a simple, responsive calendar to embed in your website, then Simple Calendar is an excellent choice. If you're looking for flexibility and advanced functionality, however, then FullCalendar might be better for you. Ultimately, it all depends on how much time and effort you want to invest in your calendar plugin—and the end result you desire.