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 state government 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 Events.mxd A map document used to publish the Events service.
StateGovernment.gdb State Government geodatabase with sample data.

What's new

Below are the release dates and notes for Event Locator.

Date Description
December 2017
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
  • The application's locate button is now hidden by default.
February 2016
  • Added the ability to clear the current search results using the "X" button on the search panel.
  • Added a buffer slider that can be used to interactively define the buffer distance when searching.
  • Added an enhancement that provides the ability to set the search location by clicking on the map.
  • Added the "Yes"/"No" values for activity searching as configurable items in the config.js file.
August 2015
  • A series of enhancements that improve support for custom pop-ups and numeric 1000 separators in pop-ups.
  • An enhancement that improves map navigation and zoom behavior when a search is executed.
  • A resolution to a bug that caused layers to be queried unnecessarily.
  • A resolution to a bug that prevented the legend from displaying correctly when symbols were updated in the map.
  • A resolution to a bug that caused the pop-up header to display incorrectly on smartphone devices.
  • A series of enhancements that improve search behavior on smartphone devices.
  • A resolution to a bug that prevented previous search results from clearing from the map properly.
July 2015
  • First release of Event Locator