Initializing with Options

Once you have FullCalendar and its dependencies loaded onto the page, you can write JS code that initializes a calendar. This code must be executed after the page has initialized. The best way to do this is with jQuery’s $(document).ready like so:

$(function() {

  // page is now ready, initialize the calendar...

    // put your options and callbacks here


The above code should be in a <script> tag in the head of your page. The code relies on there being an element with an id of “calendar” in the body of your page. The calendar will be placed inside this div:

<div id='calendar'></div>

An that’s it, you should see a month-based calendar that has no events on it. If you want to learn how to display events, visit the Google Calendar or Event Data sections.


Most of FullCalendar’s documentation describes options that affect the look or behavior of the calendar. Options are usually set when the calendar is initialized, like so:

  weekends: false // will hide Saturdays and Sundays

An important option is defaultView, which determines which calendar view is first displayed upon loading your calendar. For a list of all available views, see the “Views” section of the main docs page.