Categories are used for general grouping of your events, just like posts.
It can be used to sort and group content into different sections. Think of them as general topics or the table of contents for your site.
Adding Event Category
Categories are there to help you identify what your events are really about; they are to assist readers in finding the right type of content for your events. Categories can be hierarchical.
1. Enter the category name.
2. Enter the category slug.
3. Assign a parent category to create a hierarchy. The term Jazz, for example, would be the parent of Bebop and Big Band.
4. The description is not prominent by default; however, some themes may show it.
5. Choose an icon for the category.
6. Choose a color for the category.
7. Adding the category
The output of the category should look like this:
Category Fallback Featured Image
You can also set featured images for your categories.
First, you need to enable the Fallback Featured Image option in MEC Settings > General > Advanced Tab.
Then you can click on Upload/Add Image button under the Fallback Image section in category settings to add a featured image.