How to add Facebook events to the Calendar app in OS X

For a reason I don't quite understand, a lot of people seem to use Facebook Events in order to plan things and invite people to them. For many of us, it has become an unnecessary evil. The last thing I want to have to do is check not one but two places for upcoming events. Luckily, OS X lets you integrate Facebook Events right into the Calendar app on your Mac. Here's how:

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How to add a new calendar for Facebook Events to the Calendars app on your Mac

Before beginning, I'll note that this works with OS X Mavericks and higher. If you're running a lower version of OS X you won't have the option to add Facebook calendars.

  1. In the top menu bar, click on the  menu and then System Preferences.
  2. Now click on Internet Accounts.
  3. Add your Facebook account if it isn't already added.
  4. Now make sure the Calendars option is selected.

That's all there is to it. All the events from your Facebook will now automatically filter into your Mac OS X Calendar app.