How to list multiple calendar event in a template

I have no idea what you’re going on about. Are you using a calendar entity? If not, what type of entity is it? I’m trying to help with the original question, if you moved away from the original question then please say so.

Ok sorry it probably confused you that I called it boolean entity. It is a calendar entity but as result to me it gives a state ‘on’ or ‘off’

I use Google Calendar Event - Home Assistant and put track: True on the calendar I want.

It gaves me this entity:

Right now it is ‘off’ and with as attributes:

message: Enfants
all_day: false
start_time: 2021-10-27 15:00:00
end_time: 2021-10-27 18:00:00
offset_reached: false
friendly_name: XXXXX Events

And this is the same entity that I shared early on with an other event in attributes

It seems the google calendar integration doesn’t display the events just the next one.
I know someone else asked a very similar question a few weeks ago and I was also very surprised by the entity having data but not… displaying it.

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This will get you todays calendar events, if they appear as separate entities.

{% set time = ' 00:00:00' %}
{% set start = now().date() %}
{% set end = (start + timedelta(days=1)) ~ time %}
{% set start = start ~ time %}
{% set entities = states.calendar | selectattr('attributes.start_time', '>', start) | rejectattr('attributes.end_time', '>', end) | list %}
{{ entities }}

From this point, you have a list of entities that are happening today, you’ll have to figure out what you want to do with them. If they only list the next entity like @Hellis81 says, then there’s nothing you can do.

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Hey petro, that was exactly i was looking for. Seems like i can’t find any documentation for this “set entities” function.

the result i get is

<template TemplateState(<state calendar.privat=off; message=Test Termin, all_day=False, start_time=2022-02-09 16:00:00, end_time=2022-02-09 17:00:00, location=None, description=None, offset_reached=False, friendly_name=Privat @ 2022-02-09T00:37:54.043329+01:00>)>

tried to access the data in the list with

{{ entities[0].message }}

any advice would be greatly appreciated. I want to extract information to build a TTS message for upcoming events that day.

set is a keyword in Jinja. entities is a variable. The right side of the equal sign’s result is placed into the entities variable.

The result of that line is a list of state objects, you can only access things that are availabe in the state object. See:

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Hi Petro,

This is also exactly what I have been looking for, but in the Home assistant dvelper tools → template section, I found this effor:

UndefinedError: 'homeassistant.util.read_only_dict.ReadOnlyDict object' has no attribute 'start_time'

Could you please advise how to modify it?


your calendar entity needs to have a start and end time for it to work. That error is saying it doesn’t

Hi Petro,

I do see start and end time for the output of

{% set time = ' 00:00:00' %}
{% set start = now().date() %}
{% set end = (start + timedelta(days=1)) ~ time %}
{% set start = start ~ time %}
{{ states.calendar  | list }}
[<template TemplateState(<state calendar.family_calendar=off; offset_reached=False, friendly_name=family_calendar @ 2022-03-28T14:42:49.516789+02:00>)>, <template TemplateState(<state calendar.holidays_in_germany=off; message=Palm Sunday, all_day=True, start_time=2022-04-10 00:00:00, end_time=2022-04-11 00:00:00, location=, description=Observance
To hide observances, go to Google Calendar Settings > Holidays in Germany, offset_reached=False, friendly_name=Holidays in @ 2022-03-28T14:42:47.613284+02:00>)>, <template TemplateState(<state calendar.richard_calendar=off; message=Lunch, all_day=False, start_time=2022-03-29 13:30:00, end_time=2022-03-29 14:15:00, location=, description=, offset_reached=False, friendly_name=richard_calendar @ 2022-03-28T19:20:46.690701+02:00>)>, <template TemplateState(<state calendar.school_vacation=off; message=Vacation, all_day=False, start_time=2022-04-11 01:45:00, end_time=2022-04-11 02:00:00, location=, description=2:00, offset_reached=False, friendly_name=school_vacation @ 2022-03-28T14:42:43.547137+02:00>)>, <template TemplateState(<state calendar.sheng_ri=off; offset_reached=False, friendly_name=生日 @ 2022-03-28T14:42:45.989382+02:00>)>, <template TemplateState(<state calendar.task_important=off; message=Important: application form for Zehao and 60 Euro, all_day=False, start_time=2022-03-30 07:45:00, end_time=2022-03-30 08:00:00, location=, description=, offset_reached=False, friendly_name=task_important @ 2022-03-28T14:42:44.944210+02:00>)>, <template TemplateState(<state calendar.tv_time_calendar=off; message=TV_Time, all_day=False, start_time=2022-03-29 18:20:00, end_time=2022-03-29 18:40:00, location=, description=, offset_reached=False, friendly_name=tv_time_calendar @ 2022-03-28T18:35:46.402878+02:00>)>, <template TemplateState(<state calendar.vivian_calendar=off; message=面试, all_day=False, start_time=2022-03-29 10:00:00, end_time=2022-03-29 11:00:00, location=, description=, offset_reached=False, friendly_name=vivian_calendar @ 2022-03-28T14:42:47.164417+02:00>)>, <template TemplateState(<state; message=Forecast for 广东省深圳市 (19° | 15°), all_day=True, start_time=2022-03-28 00:00:00, end_time=2022-03-29 00:00:00, location=, description=, offset_reached=False, friendly_name=Weather @ 2022-03-28T14:42:47.998908+02:00>)>, <template TemplateState(<state calendar.zehao_calendar=off; message=School Time, all_day=False, start_time=2022-03-29 08:00:00, end_time=2022-03-29 12:40:00, location=, description=, offset_reached=False, friendly_name=zehao_calendar @ 2022-03-28T20:00:46.941931+02:00>)>, <template TemplateState(<state calendar.zherui_calendar=off; message=Sports, Sports and Sports, all_day=False, start_time=2022-04-01 07:30:00, end_time=2022-04-01 07:45:00, location=, description=, offset_reached=False, friendly_name=zherui_calendar @ 2022-03-28T14:42:49.217703+02:00>)>]

I have tried to adapt this code to work in template, but I still only get the current next entry in the calendar.
The problem I encounter is I am trying to send a notification 2hrs before a calendar event but can only read one event. so in my below example, there are 2 entries at 11am in the calendar for our cleaning company; HA is sending two notifications for the same address. Things work fine if the entries are at different times, but our calendar is fed from AirBNB for the checkin time / check out time of a guest and we have 5 properties, so there can be up to 5 entries at the same time for a cleaning task.

Any idea how I can trigger the text message for all entries in the calendar that are the same time?

alias: Notify Vicky of clean Today
description: ''
  - platform: calendar
    event: start
    offset: '-2:0:0'
    entity_id: calendar.vicki_YYY
  - condition: template
    value_template: >-
      {{ 'cleaning' in
      states.calendar.vicki_YYY.attributes.description.lower() }}
  - if:
      - condition: template
        value_template: >-
          {{ '30c' in states.calendar.vicki_YYY.attributes.location.lower()
      - service: rest_command.websms_txt
          message_to: 64271234567
          message_text: >-
            This is a friendly reminder that you have a clean at 30c XXX Dr
  - if:
      - condition: template
        value_template: >-
          {{ '30d' in states.calendar.vicki_YYY.attributes.location.lower()
      - service: rest_command.websms_txt
          message_to: 64271234567
          message_text: >-
            This is a friendly reminder that you have a clean at 30d XXX Dr
  - if:
      - condition: template
        value_template: >-
          {{ '132c' in states.calendar.vicki_YYY.attributes.location.lower()
      - service: rest_command.websms_txt
          message_to: 64271234567
          message_text: >-
            This is a friendly reminder that you have a clean at 132c XXX st
  - if:
      - condition: template
        value_template: >-
          {{ '30e' in states.calendar.vicki_YYY.attributes.location.lower()
      - service: rest_command.websms_txt
          message_to: 64271234567
          message_text: >-
            This is a friendly reminder that you have a clean at 30e XXX Dr
mode: queued

Like others, I’m trying pull up a list of google calendar entries.
My use case is that I have Tesco deliveries twice a week. The Tesco app puts the delivery into google calendar which has all my other events too. I book the slot a few weeks in advance and then populate the order the evening before the delivery is due. Yesterday I forgot I had a delivery due today so am paying £6.50 for a few raspberries (a placeholder). I want HA to look at my google calendar once a day and notify me if there is an event tomorrow with the title or message ‘Tesco order due’.
Like others, all i can see is the next event and its attributes.

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My use case is that I am interested in all events of the day from a single calendar.
And the calendar entity only contains the next event.

For example, there is a meeting at 10:00 and a presentation at 14:30.

Then I am trying to have a preview of the day by being notified everyday at 8:30 about the events of the day if only if there is any.

Currently, I am using Alexa, but it notifies me even when there isn’t any event.

There is a feature request for this functionality.

If you are also interested in getting a calender event list, please vote for this feature: Calendar - new entitites that show a list of events with a certain scope

My use case is to show a list of upcoming events on a epaper display. I already tried some ICS/ICAL custom_components, however they all seem to have huge problems with reoccuring events (e.g. birthdays events).

I’m just curious if anyone has solved this. I can only pull the next event in a given calendar, but sometimes even that doesn’t work (perhaps because it’s more than X hours away?).

Is there any way to pull a list of entities/attributes for upcoming events? Ideally in Node Red.

Office integration and calendar works

I ended up figuring out how to get the Node Red integration to work and use the ical-events integration. The hard part was getting the right URL for the “iCloud - Secure” option to work since it’s not the standard URL you get from the calendar itself.

{{ entities[0].attributes.message }}

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For anyone that comes across this in the future, here is my solution which was created based on the code provided here: Google calendar get more than one event - #11 by der-optimist

This will create and populate a new sensor, the attributes will contain all the upcoming events within X number of days and the state will be the next event date.

  1. Install the AppDaemon addon and add the packages requests, datetime and humanize required in the python section of the configuration

  2. Create a config/appdaemon/apps/ file with the following code

import appdaemon.plugins.hass.hassapi as hass
from requests import get
import json
import datetime
import humanize

class calendar(hass.Hass):

    def initialize(self):
        # --- define variables ---
        self.ha_url = self.args["url"]
        self.token = self.args["token"]
        self.calendar_name = self.args["calendar"]
        self.days_to_display = self.args["days_to_display"]
        self.sensor_name = self.args["sensor_name"]

        self.run_hourly(self.check_calendar_events, datetime.time(hour=0, minute=1, second=0))

        # --- do all the stuff at restarts ---
        self.listen_event(self.startup, "plugin_started")
        self.listen_event(self.startup, "appd_started")

        # --- initialize ---
    def startup(self, event_name, data, kwargs):
        self.log("Startup detected")
    def check_calendar_events(self, kwargs):
        utc_offset = self.utc_offset(None)
        start_dt = ( - utc_offset).strftime("%Y-%m-%dT%H:%M:%S") # results in UTC time => "Z" in url
        end_dt = ( + datetime.timedelta(days=self.days_to_display) - utc_offset).strftime("%Y-%m-%dT%H:%M:%S") # results in UTC time => "Z" in url

        _list = self.load_calendar(self.calendar_name,start_dt,end_dt)
        # self.log(_list)

        if _list == "error":
            self.log("received http error - will retry later")
            self.run_in(self.check_calendar_events, 600)
            _nextEvent:datetime = None
            _events = []

            for element in _list:

                _summary = ""
                _start_date = ""
                _end_date = ""
                _all_day_event = "dateTime" not in element["start"]

                if "summary" not in element:
                    self.log("No summary in event, ignore")

                _summary = element["summary"]

                    _start = datetime.datetime.strptime(element["start"]["date"], "%Y-%m-%d")
                    _end = datetime.datetime.strptime(element["end"]["date"], "%Y-%m-%d")
                    _start_date = datetime.datetime.combine(_start, datetime.datetime.min.time()).astimezone()
                    _end_date = datetime.datetime.combine(_end, datetime.datetime.min.time()).astimezone()
                    _start_date = datetime.datetime.strptime(element["start"]["dateTime"],"%Y-%m-%dT%H:%M:%S%z")
                    _end_date = datetime.datetime.strptime(element["end"]["dateTime"], "%Y-%m-%dT%H:%M:%S%z")

                _diff = _end_date - _start_date
                _duration = humanize.precisedelta(_diff)
                friendly_start = humanize.naturalday(_start_date)

                    "summary": _summary,
                    "start_date": _start_date,
                    "end_date": _end_date,
                    "all_day_event": _all_day_event,
                    "duration": _duration,
                    "friendly_start": friendly_start,

                if _nextEvent is None:
                    _nextEvent = _start_date
                    if _start_date < _nextEvent:
                        _nextEvent = _start_date
            # self.log(_events)

            self.set_state(self.sensor_name,state=_nextEvent,attributes= {"events" : _events})

    def load_calendar(self,calendar,start_dt,end_dt):
        headers = {'Authorization': "Bearer {}".format(self.token)}
        # self.log("Try to load calendar events")
        apiurl = "{}/api/calendars/{}?start={}Z&end={}Z".format(self.ha_url,calendar,start_dt,end_dt)
        # self.log("ha_config: url is {}".format(apiurl))

            r = get(apiurl, headers=headers, verify=False, timeout=10)
            self.log("Error while loading calendar {}. Maybe connection problem".format(calendar))
            return "error"
        # self.log(r)
        # self.log(r.text)

        if r.status_code == 200:
            if "summary" in r.text:
                resp = json.loads(r.text) # List
                resp = []
            self.log("loading calendar {} failed. http error {}".format(calendar,r.status_code))
            resp = "error"
        return resp        

    def utc_offset(self, kwargs):
        now_utc_naive = datetime.datetime.utcnow().strftime("%Y-%m-%dT%H:%M:%S")
        now_loc_naive ="%Y-%m-%dT%H:%M:%S")
        utc_offset_dt = datetime.datetime.strptime(now_loc_naive, "%Y-%m-%dT%H:%M:%S") - datetime.datetime.strptime(now_utc_naive, "%Y-%m-%dT%H:%M:%S")
        #self.log("utc offset: {}d {}sec".format(utc_offset_dt.days, utc_offset_dt.seconds))
        return utc_offset_dt

  1. Update config/appdaemon/apps/apps.yaml and add the following code
  module: calendar
  class: calendar
  token: !secret calendar_token
  sensor_name: 'sensor.calendar_events'
  calendar: ''
  days_to_display: 60
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For future reference, you can now get a list of upcoming events using calendar.list_events.

This new service call was added in the 2023.7.0 release (Services can now respond) and is one of the first that’s able to provide a response.


Thanks Tara, would you know how to call this service ( n a Jinja template to use for a TTS announcement?