How to Create a Calendar in Google Sheets

Being organized and properly managing our time is essential in the fast-paced world of today and a calendar is a useful tool that we may use to remember important dates, activities, and appointments. Although there are many calendar apps out there, Google Sheets provides a flexible and adaptable framework for making your own unique calendar.

This tutorial will take you step-by-step through the process of making a calendar in Google Sheets.

What is the Method to Set up a New Sheet in the Google Sheets?

To set up a new Google Sheet, open the Google Sheet by logging in to your Google account. Then click on the “+” to open the new Google Sheet:

Then named the “Google Sheet” for example, we named the “Calender”:

Now we will move to the next step to create a calendar in Google Sheets. 

What is the Method for the Creation of a Calendar in Google Sheets?

Now we will design the calendar for the month of “January” 2023, and for this first, “merge and center” seven cells of the first row:

Now, name the first month of the year that is “January”:

Now in row “2” label the days of the week and align them in the center of the row:

Resize the size of the font of the selected row from 10 to size 16:

Now to add the dates to the calendar, enter the first date of the month, for example, the first date of January is on “Sunday”. Enter the next two dates, select the cells, and drag toward the right side of the cells to complete auto-filling:

And repeat this step to complete the entire calendar:

Select the rows containing the empty cell in “Calendar”:

Increase the size of the rows by dragging them down:

This will look the calendar like this:

Now rename the calendar name from “Calender” to “Calendar” as just realized the spelling is wrong:

The basic calendar template is ready on Google Sheets. 

How to Customize the Calendar Created in the Google Sheets?

To look the calendar appealing to the eyes, color the cells containing the date with blue color after selecting them:

Then, in the same way, color the row of dates with green color:

And color the month row with the “Orange” color:

The calendar is ready and use the empty blocks to add reminders or some other personal notes. 

How to Choose the “Annual Calendar” Template on Google Sheets?

Google Sheets provides different templates for various purposes, among which one is the “Annual Calendar” template. To choose it, open the new “Google Sheet” and choose the “Annual Calendar” template:

The calendar has been opened in Google Sheets:

The calendar has been displayed on Google Sheets. 

What are the Drawbacks of the Creating Calendar in Google Sheets?

There are a lot of benefits to creating the calendar in Google Sheets, meanwhile, there are some potential drawbacks that should be considered as well:

Limited functionality: Due to the fact that Google Sheets is basically a spreadsheet tool, it might not offer as many features and functionality as specific calendar programs.

Manual data entry: Each event or appointment must be manually entered into a Google Sheets calendar in order to create and manage it.

Lack of real-time updates: Changes made by many users on a calendar while working with others in Google Sheets might not reflect right away.

Steeper learning curve: Despite the fact that Google Sheets tends to be user-friendly, making a customized calendar could require the formulas and the basic Google Sheet’s understanding.

Limited mobile experience: Although it has a mobile app, Google Sheets is primarily intended for desktop use, thus the user experience might not be as good or as optimized as a dedicated calendar program.


To create a calendar in Google Sheets, select the cells and make the entries of month, days, and dates manually. We can also use the “Annual Calendar” template on Google Sheets. This blog has explained the creation of the calendar in Google Sheets as well as the drawbacks of the calendar in Google Sheets.