Delete an event

If you don't want an event to show up anymore, you can delete or remove it from your Google calendar.

Important: Calendar might mark some events as spam and move them to the trash. If you have an account through work or school, your organization's Super Administrator can also move any event from your organization to the trash. Learn how to see and restore deleted events in your trash.

Delete an event you create

If you create an event, or can edit an event, you can delete the event. This takes the event off your calendar, and off the calendars of everyone else invited.

  1. On your computer, open Google Calendar.
  2. Click the event you want to delete.
  3. Click Delete or Delete event Delete .

Tip: To delete an event, right-click the event. Then, click Delete.

I deleted an event but others still find it on their calendars
  • After you delete an event, it may take awhile before it’s removed from people’s calendars.
  • If you delete an event that you don’t own, for the event to remove from everyone’s calendars, the event owner may need to delete the event.
I deleted an event but still find it on other devices

​After you delete an event, the event may not immediately be removed from your other devices. A manual sync speeds up the process.

Manual sync for iOS

Close and re-open the Calendar app.

Manual sync for Android

  1. Open the Google Calendar app.
  2. In the top right, tap More More menu and then  Refresh.

Delete event you’re invited to

After you remove an event, Calendar tells the event organizer you decline the event.

To remove an event from your calendar:

  1. On your computer, open Google Calendar.
  2. Open the event you want to remove.
  3. Click Remove or Remove from this calendar Remove.

Delete an event that recurs

If you delete an event that repeats, you find the options below. If someone else creates the event that repeats, you won't find these options.

  • This event or Only this instance: Delete this event, but keeps other future events.
  • This and following events or All following: Deletes this event and future events.
  • All events or All events in the series: Deletes all events in the series.

Delete all events on your calendar 

If you want to delete all events in your Google Calendar, clear all events on your primary calendar. Then, you must delete any other calendars you may own.

To clear all events from your primary calendar:

  1. On your computer, open Google Calendar.
  2. On the bottom left, hover over the primary calendar.
  3. Click Options More menu  and then  Settings and sharing.
  4. Under “Settings for my calendars,” click Remove calendar.
  5. Under “Remove calendar,” click Delete.

Important: You can delete events from your calendar, but you can't delete your primary calendar. Learn how to delete other calendars you own. 

See deleted events in your trash (computer only)

When you delete an event or mark it as spam, it stays in that calendar's trash for 30 days. An event can be automatically marked as spam and moved to that calendar's trash if it is found to be in violation of Google Calendar's Program Policies. When you go to the trash, you can restore events or delete them forever.

Important: Anyone who has "Make changes to events" or "Make changes AND manage sharing" permission for the calendar can delete events and see and restore events from that calendar's trash.

  1. On your computer, open Google Calendar.
  2. In the top right, click Settings Settings and then Trash. You'll see the events that were deleted from this calendar.
    • To delete an individual event, next to the event, click Delete forever Delete .
    • To delete all selected events, above the list, click Delete forever all selected Delete .
    • To delete all events, click Empty trash and then Empty.

Restore deleted events in your trash (computer only)

  1. Open Google Calendar.
  2. In the top right, click Settings Settings and then Trash. You find the events deleted from this calendar.
    • To restore an individual event, next to the event, click Restore Undo.
    • To restore selected events, above the list, click Restore all selected Undo.
I want to turn off email notifications

The first time you delete an event that's moved to the trash, Google Calendar sends you an email. You can't turn off this notification, but it's the only email notification you get about trash.

I can’t find all my deleted events in the trash

If you don't see some of the events you deleted in your calendar's Trash, it could be because of one of these reasons:

  • Events are only saved in a calendar's Trash for 30 days.
  • If you didn't have edit access to the calendar the event was created on, you won't see the event in the Trash.
  • There's a separate Trash for each calendar you have. Try looking in the Trash for other calendars. 
  • Anyone who has edit access to your calendar can delete events forever or restore them. If others have access to your calendar, ask if they moved the event.

Note: If you deleted a recurring event, see the "I deleted a recurring event" section below.

An event I restored is missing RSVPs

If a user takes an event out of the trash, guests need to RSVP to the event again.

If the room the user books isn't available anymore, the room is crossed out on the calendar event.

I deleted a recurring event

Delete one instance of the event at a time

For each event you delete, you find a row in the trash.

Delete more than one instance of the event at a time

For all the events, you find a single row in the trash, instead of individual rows for each event. When you restore the event, it restores all the instances of the event you delete.

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