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November 15, 2006

Search Public Events with Google Calendar

Google Calendar has a new feature that lets you search public events. You can restrict your search to a location or a period. If you click on an event, you'll see details, the address and a map that shows you how you can find that address. It's easy to copy an event to your calendar.

Even if you have a private calendar, you can mark certain events as public, from the privacy section of Options, so your events can be included in the search results.

Google's implementation is nice, but not better than the community-driven Upcoming, where you can easily find interesting events in your area.


  1. I cannot figure out where to do this in my Google Calendar. Does it matter that I use Google Apps?

  2. I've noted on comments on this function - that the function is terminated by Google. Is this the case? Why eliminate such an excellent function. I'd like to search for google public calendar events in Google spreadsheet!

  3. According to this discussion thread, Google announced it was too difficult to maintain...which is a crazy lame reason - it'll be interesting to see who picks up the ball on this.