20+ jQuery Date Picker And Calendar Plugins

by alexnaz on November 12, 2012

In this post, I have compiled a list of useful jQuery date picker and calendar plugins, which will allow you to easily add calenders and date pickers in your web design. Some of these jQuery plugins are free while others are premium versions.

A calender is a quite powerful tool. It will help you keep track of the date and appointments, but also help remind you of important events. With the advances in technology, we are increasingly becoming dependent on mobile devices and Internet. A lot of people have moved on and left their paper calender behind and they will often expect you to have an easy to use calender on your website to show events, releases and so on.

Below, you will find a collection of 25 jQuery calendar plugins and date pickers that can extend the functionality of your website. You can incorporate these plugins directly into your website since they only need minor styling and adjustments.  Thus, you should modify the style of the calendar as well, to fit your own or your clients preferences.

Perhaps you are using another jQuery plugin that is not included in my list? Let us know about your suggestions to this post by adding your comments below. If you find this list useful, please share it with your friends, as well.

Simple Events Calendar JS – MORE INFO


This is a basic event calendar that is based on jQuery. It is very configurable and can easily add calendar functionality to your webpages.

Simpul Events by Esotech – MORE INFO


This plugin will allow you to create post type events. The widget will display an events list and/or calendar.

Ajax Booking Calendar Pro – MORE INFO


This plugin has two versions, which are the front and back end. Both can be integrated easily into your CMS. It is completely customizable and auto resizable.

FullCalendar – MORE INFO

full calendar

This is a drag and drop full sized calendar plugin. Events for each month are fetched on the fly and configured easily to your own format via AJAX.

jQuery.calendarPicker – MORE INFO


jQuery.calendarPicker is a free ultra-light and free web calendar.

JSCalendar (JavaScript) – MORE INFO


JSCalendar will add an unobtrusive and accessible date pickers to your own form elements. By using this plugin, you can set up a very cool calendar in no time.

oCalendar -jquery Event Calendar Plugin – MORE INFO


This is a jQuery calendar plugin that will allow you to have an event calendar to your project or website easily. Events can be added, edited and deleted from the client side.

MagiCalender – MORE INFO


This is a jQuery visual calendar script that allows the addition of upcoming events and important dates to your website. It features a smart search, which allows you to search event names and dates.

EvenTouch Calendar – MORE INFO


This is a jQuery events calendar plugin that includes the PHP version. It is similar to Google Calendar but simpler and composed of two parts. These are the horizontal month calendar and week calendar.

Zebra Datepicker – MORE INFO


This is a compact, highly configurable and small jQuery date picker plugin. It was designed to enhance forms through the addition of a date picker functionality. Zebra will incorporate a calendar icon automatically to an indicated field. When clicked, the attached date picker will open.

Events Manager – MORE INFO

events manager

This is an event registration management, fully featured calendar that features location management, recurring events, Google map integration, calendar and booking management. This is not a jQuery plugin though.

All-in-One Event Calendar – MORE INFO


This plugin is a calendar system that has views for agenda, day, week and month. It features recurrence, .ics feeds import/export, categories and events widget. This is a popular calender plugin, but it is not build using jQuery.

wdCalendar – jQuery Based Google Calendar Clone – MORE INFO


This is a Google calendar clone that is based on jQuery. You can opt for a monthly, weekly or daily view and remove, update or create events via drag and drop.

jCal jQuery Multiday Calendar Datepicker Plugin – MORE INFO


This is a  innovative jQuery date picker plugin that provides multi month and multi day options.

The Countdown Pro – MORE INFO


This plugin is not a calender or date picker. It will allow you to add countdown functionality to your sidebar or content easily, and allow the users to know the counts. The counting up and down functionality provides full control of the counter. Each counter has its own selector to provide the option of creating particular selector script or style.

Date range Picker for Twitter Bootstrap – MORE INFO


This is a dropdown menu that will let you choose the date ranges for reports. It was designed to be compatible with Bootstrap button and dropdown styles.

jQuery Time Picker – MORE INFO


This time picker includes an original PNG file with a couple of examples included to let you design your background. It is intuitive, useful, can be deployed easily and with well commented shortcode.

glDatePicker – MORE INFO


This is a jQuery calendar plugin that is lightweight, simple and customizable. Some of its features include current date highlight, show current selected date as well as backward and forward navigation.

Timeframe – MORE INFO


This is a better calendar that is range makeable and click draggable.

Timeline calendar – MORE INFO


This is a simple calendar that is powered by JavaScript and written over jQuery JavaScript framework. The plugin creates a horizontal representation of months and days, which can be used for displaying a limitless number of events with descriptions.

The New Coolest DHTML Calendar – MORE INFO


This calendar has support for multiple or single date selection and date ranges selection. The number of days in a range has no limit. In addition, this plugin also has support for popup mode.


Alexander Naz is a professional writer with a proven track record. He is a creative blogger who is passionate about web design, SEO and web development. He is also a family man and has a passion for the outdoors.

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