This item has been moved to mature support. Please see What's new for more information.


Event Locator is a configuration of ArcGIS and a JavaScript application that allows citizens and visitors to discover festivals, shows, concerts and other events occurring in a community. Citizens and visitors can check out the calendar of events, where each event is located, and then add the event to their calendar before scheduling a visit or trip.

The Event Locator application is typically used by tourism agencies, planning and economic development departments, parks departments, and/or other emergency management organizations to promote events in their community. Event information can be accessed by citizens and visitors from a smartphone, tablet, and desktop computer.


Event Locator requires specific software.

Requirement Description
Map authoring
  • ArcMap 10.4 - 10.6
  • ArcGIS Online
GIS service hosting
  • ArcGIS Online, or
  • ArcGIS 10.4 for Server (Standard or Advanced), or
  • ArcGIS Enterprise 10.5 - 10.6 (Standard or Advanced)
Application hosting
  • Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.0 or higher
  • Microsoft ASP.NET Framework 4.0 or 4.5
Browser compatibility

The application is optimized for display on desktop computer, tablet, and smartphone devices using the following browsers:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 10, 11
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Google Chrome
  • Apple Safari

What you get

When you download the Event Locator, you'll find the following files:

Directory Item Description
Application EventLocator A folder containing the Events Locator application files.
MapsandGeodatabase CommunityEvents.mxd A map document used to publish the Events service.
EmergencyManagement.gdb Emergency Management geodatabase with sample data.

What's new

Below are the release dates and notes for Event Locator.

Date Description
December 2017
  • The Event Locator application has been moved to mature support and replaced by the Events Calendar solution.
January 2017
  • A collection of fixes to the application's popup behavior.
  • An update to the application's configuration file to improve search results coming from the updated geocoding service.
June 2016
  • First release of Event Locator

Get started with Event Locator