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Basic Usage

The first step in embedding a calendar on a web page is to have the right JavaScript and CSS files. Make sure you are including the FullCalendar stylesheet, as well as the FullCalendar and jQuery JS files, in the <head> of your page:

<link rel='stylesheet' type='text/css' href='fullcalendar.css' />
<script type='text/javascript' src='jquery.js'></script>
<script type='text/javascript' src='fullcalendar.js'></script>

If you plan on doing dragging or resizing, you need some additional jQuery UI files (more information here).

Once you have your dependencies, you need to write the JavaScript code that initializes the 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


Callbacks are sort of like options, but they are functions that get called whenever something special happens. In the following example, an alert box will appear whenever the user clicks on a day:

  dayClick: function() {
    alert('a day has been clicked!');


Methods provide ways to manipulate the calendar from JavaScript code. A method operates on the jQuery object of a calendar that has already been initialized, using the familiar fullCalendar command, but in a completely different way:


This will call the next method and will force to the calendar to move to the next month/week/day.