10 Best JavaScript Calendar Plugins For Scheduled Events (2022 Update)

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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. 

This is a list of 10 best, carefully selected jQuery and PURE JavaScript calendar plugins for organizing and showing events.

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

Table of contents:

jQuery Calendar Plugins:

Feature-rich And Draggable Event Calendar Plugin - FullCalendar

FullCalendar is a lightweight yet powerful and developer-friendly JavaScript library to create flexible, draggable event calendars on the modern web app.

Feature-rich And Draggable Event Calendar Plugin - FullCalendar

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Flexible Event Calendar In jQuery - evo-calendar

evo-calendar is a flexible event calendar plugin to display events in a responsive, modern-looking calendar interface.

Flexible Event Calendar In jQuery - evo-calendar

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Animated Event Calendar In jQuery - Simple Calendar

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.

Animated Event Calendar In jQuery - Simple Calendar

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Dynamic Event Calendar For Bootstrap 4

A minimal clean calendar component for Bootstrap 4 that dynamically displays events on a month view.

Dynamic Event Calendar For Bootstrap 4

[Demo] [Download]


Event Calendar With Bootstrap 4 And Local Storage

A responsive, mobile-friendly, monthly calendar component built with JavaScript (jQuery) and Bootstrap 4 framework.

Event Calendar With Bootstrap 4 And Local Storage

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Vanilla JS Calendar Libraries:

Create A Simple Event Calendar With JavaScript – Caleandar.js

Caleandar.js is a simple JavaScript library used for generating a themeable inline calendar on the webpage that supports custom events defined in the JavaScript.

Caleandar.js

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Full-featured Calendar JavaScript Library – tui.calendar

tui.calendar is a powerful, full-featured calendar library used to showcase custom events, schedules, tasks in daily, weekly, and monthly views.

tui.calendar

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Customizable Event Calendar With Month/Year Selection – Color Calendar

A flexible, customizable, themeable event calendar & month/year picker component written in vanilla JavaScript.

Customizable Event Calendar With Month/Year Selection – Color Calendar

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Simple Filterable Calendar In Pure JavaScript – vanilla-calendar

A simple, lightweight, vanilla JavaScript inline calendar that allows you to filter dates, set available dates/weekdays, enable/disable past dates and much more.

Simple Filterable Calendar In Pure JavaScript – vanilla-calendar

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Tiny Event Calendar & Date Picker In JavaScript – TavoCalendar

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.

Tiny Event Calendar & Date Picker In JavaScript – TavoCalendar

[Demo] [Download]


Conclusion:

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.

Want more jQuery plugins or JavaScript libraries to create awesome event calendars on the web & mobile? Check out the jQuery Calendar and JavaScript Calendar sections.

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