Highlighting Events on Your Homepage

Displaying event content on your homepage is absolutely crucial – not just to ensure the success of your online events calendar, but also the success of each event on your calendar and your website as a whole! Need inspiration? We’ve gathered some of our favorite ways that our customers highlight events on their website homepages. Here’s how:

  1. Show off what you have to offer: your homepage serves as the first impression for website visitors. Giving a glimpse of what’s going on gives a breath of personality and community to your page.
  2. Easy navigation: make event content just one click away from your homepage and readily discoverable for your visitor’s eyes.
  3. Increase event visibility: whether you want to raise attendance at a specific event or drive traffic to your main calendar, displaying content on your homepage is the first step towards your goal.

Choosing a Display

Ultimately, the best display will vary from organization to organization depending on your homepage design and its overall goals. Below you’ll find a variety of styles, layouts and placements of events on website home pages that we hope inspires you to add events to your website homepage thoughtfully and creatively.

– Note –

Not all displays featured are being powered directly by Localist widgets.

The Common Thread: All of these formats showcase events in a way that is easily discoverable and digestible to users.

Bold Images

Richmond CultureWorks: richmondcultureworks.org / calendar.richmondcultureworks.org


Allegheny College: allegheny.edu / events.allegheny.edu

Horizontal Displays

Devils Lake Chamber of Commerce: devilslakend.com / events.devilslakend.com


Kenyon College: kenyon.edu / calendar.kenyon.edu


Missouri S&T: mst.edu / calendar.mst.edu

Alongside News & Social

University of Delaware: udel.edu / events.udel.edu


Philadelphia University: philau.edu / events.philau.edu

Side Displays

University of Tennessee, Knoxville: utk.edu / calendar.utk.edu


University of Tulsa: utulsa.edu / calendar.utulsa.edu

Extra Additions

Visit Lorain: visitloraincounty.com / calendar.visitloraincounty.com

  • Mini Calendar & View Full Calendar button


University of California, Irvine: uci.edu / today.uci.edu

  • Blurb about event community and calendar


WWF (World Wildlife Fund) – Earth Hour: earthhour.org.auevents.earthhour.org.au

  • Twitter hashtag + Blurb & “I’m Interested”