Exploring Eventbrite API with JavaScript

Eventbrite is a popular online platform for event management and ticketing system. The platform offers a public API that enables developers to access various data and functionality to build applications. In this blog post, we will explore the Eventbrite API and demonstrate how to use it with JavaScript, one of the popular programming languages.

Getting Started

Before diving into the code, let’s go through the basics of Eventbrite API. The API requires an access token to authenticate requests. To get an access token, you need to have a registered account on Eventbrite. Follow these steps to generate an access token:

  • Log in to your Eventbrite account and go to Developers > API Keys
  • Click on Create a New App and fill in the required details such as App Name, App Description, and Redirect URI
  • Once you have submitted the form, you will see the client ID and client secret. Click on Create Token to generate an access token.

Note: Keep your client ID, client secret, and access token secured. Do not share them with anyone.

Testing the API with JavaScript

To test the API with JavaScript, we will use the fetch API, which is a modern way of making HTTP requests. Here is an example code for fetching the list of events using the Eventbrite API:

const ACCESS_TOKEN = 'YOUR_ACCESS_TOKEN'; // replace with your actual access token
const fetchEvents = async () => {
    const response = await fetch(
            headers: {
                Authorization: `Bearer ${ACCESS_TOKEN}`,
    const events = await response.json();
    console.log('Events:', events.events);


This code sends a GET request to the Eventbrite API endpoint to fetch the events created by the user who generated the access token. The access token is passed in the Authorization header using the Bearer authentication scheme. The response is then parsed as JSON using the response.json() method.


In this blog post, we have explored the basics of Eventbrite API and demonstrated how to use it with JavaScript. The Eventbrite API offers a wide range of endpoints that developers can use to build applications. To learn more about the API, refer to the official documentation provided on the Eventbrite developer platform.