Google Calendar API

Events: get

Returns an event. Try it now or see an example.


HTTP request

GET https://www.googleapis.com/calendar/v3/calendars/calendarId/events/eventId


Parameter name Value Description
Path parameters
calendarId string Calendar identifier.
eventId string Event identifier.
Optional query parameters
alwaysIncludeEmail boolean Whether to always include a value in the email field for the organizer, creator and attendees, even if no real email is available (i.e. a generated, non-working value will be provided). The use of this option is discouraged and should only be used by clients which cannot handle the absence of an email address value in the mentioned places. Optional. The default is False.
maxAttendees integer The maximum number of attendees to include in the response. If there are more than the specified number of attendees, only the participant is returned. Optional.
timeZone string Time zone used in the response. Optional. The default is the time zone of the calendar.

Request body

Do not supply a request body with this method.


If successful, this method returns an Events resource in the response body.


Note: The code examples available for this method do not represent all supported programming languages (see the client libraries page for a list of supported languages).


Uses the Java client library.

import com.google.api.services.calendar.Calendar;
import com.google.api.services.calendar.model.Event;

// ...

// Initialize Calendar service with valid OAuth credentials
Calendar service = new Calendar.Builder(httpTransport, jsonFactory, credentials)

// Retrieve an event
Event event = service.events().get('primary', "eventId").execute();



Uses the Python client library.

event = service.events().get(calendarId='primary', eventId='eventId').execute()

print event['summary']


Uses the PHP client library.

$event = $service->events->get('primary', "eventId");

echo $event->getSummary();


Uses the Ruby client library.

result = client.execute(:api_method => service.events.get,
                        :parameters => {'calendarId' => 'primary', 'eventId' => 'eventId')
print result.data.summary

Try it!

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