Calendar view is a special type of view which allows you to look at records in the context of a monthly calendar.
To create a new calendar view, click the dropdown arrow in the view bar, then click the "Calendar view" option from among the new view creation buttons at the bottom of the dialog.
You will then be prompted to select one of the table's date fields to use to place dates on the calendar.
(Note that in order to create a calendar view, you must have a date field in your table. If you do not already have one, you will be required to create a new one using the "Create a new date field" option.)
Once a date field has been selected, your calendar view will populate with the records from the selected date field.
In the view bar, there's a section (with a little calendar icon) which tells you which date field you're currently using for this calendar view.
Clicking on this will bring up the date picker again. From here, you can change the associated date field (by clicking on the appropriate radio button) or create an entirely new date field (by clicking "Create a new date field").
You can create a new record within calendar view simply by clicking on a date on the calendar. The date field for the new record associated with the current calendar will be automatically be set to the date that was clicked.
You can edit records directly from the calendar by clicking on a card. This will bring up a mini-editor from which you can edit the primary field or the associated date field being used for scheduling. Clicking on the "Edit details" button will bring up the expanded record view; clicking on the "Delete" button will delete the record.
You can also edit a record by clicking on a card in the side bar, which will open up that record's expanded view.
Clicking and dragging a card on the calendar will also reschedule the event, editing the value in its date field. Dragging a record card from the sidebar onto a date on the calendar will also change an event's date. If you drag a record to the sidebar, that will clear the value in the date field, "unscheduling" it.
Note that any changes made on the calendar view are also reflected in the grid view in the appropriate date field column!
As mentioned in Editing records within calendar view, you can use the sidebar to schedule or reschedule events by clicking and dragging records to and from the sidebar.
You can also use the find record box to search through your records—it'll search through all of the fields for your query, not just the names of the records.
You can also click the dropdown arrow next to "All records" to instead view only records with dates (arranged in chronological order), or to view only records without dates.
To delete a calendar view, simply click on the ellipsis button in the view bar and select the "Delete calendar" option.
You can integrate an Airtable calendar view with your favorite third-party calendar app by getting an iCal link from a shared calendar view. For more specific instructions on how to do this, please see this article on integrating Airtable with external calendar applications.
Alternatively, you can also use Zapier to integrate with an external calendar app. See this article on how to integrate Airtable with Google Calendar using Zapier.