How to Make a Calendar in Google Sheets

Published: December 15, 2023 - 2 min read

Hannah Recker

Google Sheets is a versatile and powerful tool that can be used for various purposes, including creating calendars. Making a calendar in Google Sheets allows users to organize their schedules, track events, and share information with their peers or colleagues in a customizable and easy-to-use platform.

There are various methods to create a calendar in Google Sheets, such as using a template, employing a third-party template, or building one from scratch. Each method comes with its own set of benefits and considerations, depending on the user’s needs and preferences.

Read on to learn how to make a calendar in Google Sheets.

Creating Your Calendar in Google Sheets

Opening Google Sheets

Open Google Sheets via Google Drive or the apps icon in Gmail.

Accessing Google Sheets for calendar creation.

Sign in and click the “+” button to create a new sheet.

Starting a new sheet in Google Sheets for calendar.

Labeling Your Calendar

Merge the first row’s cells for your calendar’s title (e.g., A1 to E1).

Merging cells for calendar title in Google Sheets.

Enter and format your calendar’s title.

Formatting the title of the Google Sheets calendar.

Label the days of the week in the second row, starting with ‘Monday in cell A2.

Labeling weekdays in the Google Sheets calendar.

Inputting Dates

Enter the date for the first Monday of your chosen month in cell A3.

Entering the start date in the Google Sheets calendar.

Use the formula =A3+1 in cell B3 to populate dates. Drag it across the row to apply it to the other dates.

Using formulas to populate dates in the calendar.

Adding Functionality to Your Calendar

Creating Event Entries

Use Insert > note option to add event details to specific dates.

Demonstrating how to add event details to specific dates using the 'Insert > Note' feature in Google Sheets.

These notes provide a discreet way to include event information without cluttering the calendar’s appearance.

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Implementing Formulae

In addition to adding event entries, you can further enhance your calendar’s functionality by implementing some useful formulas.

For example, you can use formulas to automatically calculate dates and display them. Here’s an example for filling the calendar.

To fill the entire month, you can input another formula in the cell below the last date of the first week.

Enter =E1+1, where E1 is the last cell of the first week. Drag the fill handle down to fill the entire month’s worth of dates.

Filling in the calendar dates using the fill handle.


Efficiently manage your business operations with a custom-made calendar in Google Sheets.

This guide provides you with the tools to create a dynamic and adaptable scheduling tool, complete with functionalities like automatic date calculations and event tracking tailored to your business needs.

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Hannah Recker Growth Marketer
Hannah Recker was a data-driven growth marketer before partying in the data became a thing. In her 12 years experience, she's become fascinated with the way data enablement amongst teams can truly make or break a business. This fascination drove her to taking a deep dive into the data industry over the past 4 years in her work at StreamSets and Coefficient.
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