When using The Events Calendar, you’ll inevitably accrue several past events. Depending on the needs of your website, you may decide to display these past events for your users to see.

By default, the main calendar page will only show current and upcoming events, but the good news is that with a bit of thought, you’ll be able to display your past events for your users. (A note: the month view of our main calendar, by default, displays past events when it displays all events in the current month.)

There are a few different ways to do this, and we’ll show you how along with some other essential things to know about using past events with The Events Calendar.

Display your past events

You can find your past events on your site at https://yoursite.com/events/list/?eventDisplay=past

If you’d like to display your past events on your site, you can add a menu item in WordPress and link your site visitors to your past events directly.

If you have Events Calendar Pro, you can use the [tribe_events] shortcode to display your past events using a past date.

You can also show past events in reverse order using the snippet provided in this Knowledgebase article.

Importing past events

If you’d like to import past events using our Event Aggregator service, by default, these events won’t import. However, if you specify a date parameter, you should be able to get all of your past events imported onto your WordPress site alongside your other events.

Learn more about importing your events in this Knowledgebase article.