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Eventbrite-to-iCal Converter


I wanted to follow several Eventbrite organizers' events on my personal calendar, but apparently Eventbrite doesn't have iCalendar support. So I made a proxy that converts the Eventbrite API to iCal (.ics) format. It is super bare-bones, using only nginx and Lua (directly in the nginx config).

How To Use

Option 1: Use the website

If you just want to convert an organizer's events to an iCal format, all you need to do is paste their Eventbrite profile (e.g. or id (e.g. 7851144983) into the above website.

All the website does is generate a link for Option 2 (so you don't have to).

Option 2: Create the link yourself

If you want to automate things, you can just create the iCal link yourself.{organizer_id}

Replace {organizer_id} with the Eventbrite organizer's id (e.g.

NOTE: Since Jan 1, 2020, the Eventbrite API prohibits getting another organizer's list of public events, so unfortunately we have to use the website's internal API to get past and future events for an organizer :(

Option 3: Self-host

If you want to run this converter yourself, just include the eb_to_ical.conf in whatever nginx server config you want. All it does is add two locations (/eventbrite-organizer-ical and /eventbrite-api). The iCal conversion is done via Lua directly in the nginx config, so no outside dynamic servers are required!

Install requirements:

apt-get install nginx-extras lua-cjson

Add to server config (see example_server.conf for a what I use):

server {
    include /path/to/eb_to_ical.conf;

Make sure nginx likes the new include:

sudo service nginx configtest

Restart the server (you can use reload if you were already using nginx-extras):

sudo service nginx restart


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Written by Daniel Roesler (

Copyright 2017. Released under the GNU AGPLv3.


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