I stum­bled upon Meetup.com while look­ing for some local groups that matched my inter­ests. I noticed that each group has its own cal­en­dar. Since I hack Google Cal­en­dar, I was won­der­ing how to get a Meetup cal­en­dar on Google Cal­en­dar, rather than man­u­ally adding events by hand. Here’s how…

  1. Login into Google Calendar

  2. On the left hand side, under My Cal­en­dars, click Add and a drop down menu should appear

  3. Click Add by URL

  4. In a new tab/window, go to a Meetup group

  5. Click on Calendar

  6. Scroll to the bot­tom of the page, until you see Subscribe

  7. Right click the iCal link and select Copy Link Loca­tion if you use Fire­fox (a sim­i­lar option should be avail­able for other browsers)

  8. Go back to the Google Cal­en­dar tab/window

  9. Paste the link in the Pub­lic Cal­en­dar Address field and click the Add button

  10. Click OK to return to your Google Calendar

If all goes well, the events from the Meetup group should appear on your cal­en­dar after a short while. It takes time for Google Cal­en­dar to load the remote cal­en­dar. This will work for any iCal address you find on the web.

12 Responses to “How To Add A Meetup Calendar To Google Calendar”

  1. Rajesh said on June 15th, 2008 at 6:17 pm:

    Thanks for this. I got this work­ing in my Google Calendar!

  2. Walter Sear said on August 3rd, 2009 at 11:23 am:

    This doesn’t work. Google con­sid­ers the icals to be ‘not valid URLs’

  3. Brian said on August 3rd, 2009 at 11:38 am:

    @Walter Sear

    This does work. Make sure you use the proper URL since Meetup.com offers 4 dif­fer­ent links for sub­scrib­ing to the cal­en­dar. You want the one for iCal, not RSS, Atom, or Outlook.

  4. Manuel said on May 1st, 2010 at 5:31 am:

    This works just great! I was look­ing exactly for this now I have every­thing on the Google Cal­en­dar and on my Ipod.


  5. Valerie said on May 14th, 2010 at 4:59 pm:

    THANK YOU for this!! I was try­ing to use the 30 Boxes URL but your Step 7 set me straight to the cor­rect URL. So happy now!

  6. ricardo said on August 25th, 2010 at 12:44 pm:

    dude awe­some work — keep up the tips!

  7. Aaron said on January 10th, 2011 at 1:28 pm:

    Thanks for the post! I can’t believe I didn’t think of right click­ing the link. Thanks again.

  8. Paula said on March 12th, 2011 at 3:49 pm:

    Very easy to fol­low! Thanks so much!

  9. Kevin said on March 16th, 2011 at 6:09 pm:

    Nice dude! Ask and you shall receive :-)

  10. Don P said on August 5th, 2011 at 11:57 am:

    I get “failed to add imported cal­en­dar at webcal://www.meetup.com/VT-Lake-Champlain-Paddlers/events/ical/VT+Lake+Champlain+Paddlers/”

  11. Don P said on August 5th, 2011 at 12:48 pm:

    Re above, the same URL imports OK to the Mozilla Sun­bird calendar

  12. Mr. Nobody Special said on January 30th, 2012 at 4:23 pm:

    This is fab­u­lous, and has a well cho­sen title too! It is word for word what I googled.

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