How to search Google Maps for upcoming events near you

Google Maps can now display Upcoming Events cards so you can quickly check which performers or shows will be playing near you.

Google Maps music venue search
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Select one of the venues to display the venue's card. If that venue supports the Upcoming Events card, you'll see "Upcoming Events" at the bottom, along with the name of the next event.

Google Maps upcoming events
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If you click on the Upcoming Events card, you'll see a list of some of the upcoming events at that venue. Clicking on the event will take you to an external site for more details.

Google Maps upcoming events card
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You can also search for comedy clubs and musicals, but sporting events seem to work best when you choose the specific venue.

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Ed Rhee, a freelance writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area, is an IT veteran turned stay-at-home-dad of two girls. He focuses on Android devices and applications while maintaining a review blog at techdadreview.com.

 

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