Events: get

Returns an event based on its Google Calendar ID. To retrieve an event using its iCalendar ID, call the events.list method using the iCalUID parameter. Try it now or see an example.


HTTP request



Parameter name Value Description
Path parameters
calendarId string Calendar identifier. To retrieve calendar IDs call the calendarList.list method. If you want to access the primary calendar of the currently logged in user, use the "primary" keyword.
eventId string Event identifier.
Optional query parameters
alwaysIncludeEmail boolean Deprecated and ignored. A value will always be returned in the email field for the organizer, creator and attendees, even if no real email address is available (i.e. a generated, non-working value will be provided).
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.


This request allows authorization with at least one of the following scopes:


For more information, see the authentication and authorization page.

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.


// ...

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

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



Uses the Python client library.

event ='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.get_event('primary', 'eventId')
print result.summary

Try it!

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