Graph API Version

Event

Represents a Facebook event. The /{event-id} node returns a single event.

Permissions

  • A user access token with user_events permission can be used to retrieve any events that are visible to that person.

  • An app or page token can be used to retrieve any events that were created by that app or page. Page Event access is restricted to whitelisted partners at this time.

App Review

This endpoint requires App Review. Include the user_events login permission in your submission.

Reading

An event

Permissions

  • An access token of an Admin of the Event if required.

Example

Graph API Explorer
GET /v4.0/{event-id} HTTP/1.1
Host: graph.facebook.com
/* PHP SDK v5.0.0 */
/* make the API call */
try {
  // Returns a `Facebook\FacebookResponse` object
  $response = $fb->get(
    '/{event-id}',
    '{access-token}'
  );
} catch(Facebook\Exceptions\FacebookResponseException $e) {
  echo 'Graph returned an error: ' . $e->getMessage();
  exit;
} catch(Facebook\Exceptions\FacebookSDKException $e) {
  echo 'Facebook SDK returned an error: ' . $e->getMessage();
  exit;
}
$graphNode = $response->getGraphNode();
/* handle the result */
/* make the API call */
FB.api(
    "/{event-id}",
    function (response) {
      if (response && !response.error) {
        /* handle the result */
      }
    }
);
/* make the API call */
new GraphRequest(
    AccessToken.getCurrentAccessToken(),
    "/{event-id}",
    null,
    HttpMethod.GET,
    new GraphRequest.Callback() {
        public void onCompleted(GraphResponse response) {
            /* handle the result */
        }
    }
).executeAsync();
// For more complex open graph stories, use `FBSDKShareAPI`
// with `FBSDKShareOpenGraphContent`
/* make the API call */
FBSDKGraphRequest *request = [[FBSDKGraphRequest alloc]
                               initWithGraphPath:@"/{event-id}"
                                      parameters:params
                                      HTTPMethod:@"GET"];
[request startWithCompletionHandler:^(FBSDKGraphRequestConnection *connection,
                                      id result,
                                      NSError *error) {
    // Handle the result
}];
If you want to learn how to use the Graph API, read our Using Graph API guide.

Parameters

This endpoint doesn't have any parameters.

Fields

FieldDescription
id
numeric string

The event ID

attending_count
int32

Number of people attending the event

can_guests_invite
bool

Can guests invite friends. Requires an access token of an Admin of the Event

category
enum {ART_EVENT, BOOK_EVENT, MOVIE_EVENT, FUNDRAISER, VOLUNTEERING, FAMILY_EVENT, FESTIVAL_EVENT, NEIGHBORHOOD, RELIGIOUS_EVENT, SHOPPING, COMEDY_EVENT, MUSIC_EVENT, DANCE_EVENT, NIGHTLIFE, THEATER_EVENT, DINING_EVENT, FOOD_TASTING, CONFERENCE_EVENT, MEETUP, CLASS_EVENT, LECTURE, WORKSHOP, FITNESS, SPORTS_EVENT, OTHER}

The category of the event

cover

Cover picture

declined_count
int32

Number of people who declined the event

description
string

Long-form description

discount_code_enabled
bool

Is discount code enabled for this event

end_time
string

End time, if one has been set

event_times
list<ChildEvent>

Array of times of a multi-instance event

guest_list_enabled
bool

Can see guest list. Requires an access token of an Admin of the Event

interested_count
int32

Number of people interested in the event

is_canceled
bool

Whether or not the event has been marked as canceled

is_draft
bool

Whether the event is in draft mode or published. Requires an access token of an Admin of the Event

is_page_owned
bool

Whether the event is created by page or not

maybe_count
int32

Number of people who maybe going to the event

name
string

Event name

noreply_count
int32

Number of people who did not reply to the event

owner

The profile that created the event

parent_group

The group the event belongs to

place

Event Place information

scheduled_publish_time
string

Time when event is scheduled to be published

start_time
string

Start time

ticket_uri
string

The link users can visit to buy a ticket to this event

ticket_uri_start_sales_time
string

Time when tickets go on sale

ticketing_privacy_uri
string

URI to seller's privacy policy for ticket purchases

ticketing_terms_uri
string

URI to seller's terms of service for ticket purchases

timezone
enum

Timezone

type
enum {private, public, group, community}

The type of the event

updated_time
datetime

Last update time (ISO 8601 formatted)

Edges

EdgeDescription

Users that are admins of the event

Edge

The event's wall. Requires an access token of an Admin of the Event

Profile picture

Edge

Posts. Requires an access token of an Admin of the Event

List of profiles having roles on the event. Requires an access token of an Admin of the Event

Validation Rules

ErrorDescription
100Invalid parameter
200Permissions error
458The session is invalid because the application is not installed

Creating

Permissions

  • An access token of an Admin of the Event if required.
You can't perform this operation on this endpoint.

Updating

You can't perform this operation on this endpoint.

Deleting

You can't perform this operation on this endpoint.