ACF Sort By Datepicker WP Query to Run

Sort By Datepicker on Advanced Custom Fields - ACF. Simple and Fast Method.

I was struggling to get ACF to sort my post based on the datepicker that they provide. I was finally able to do it. This is the snippet that you can use so you can sort items.

$args = array(
	'meta_key' => 'playingon', // name of custom field
	'orderby' => 'meta_value_num',
	'order' => 'ASC',
	'posts_per_page'        => -1,
	'cat' => '3' 
$event_query = new WP_Query( $args );
// The Loop
if ( $event_query->have_posts() ) { ?>
	<div class="container-fluid div1HP">
         <div class="row">
             <div class="col">
                 <h2 class="white serif">Playing Now </h2>
                 <subhead>At the Remarkable Theater</subhead>

     while ( $event_query->have_posts() ) {
		 get_template_part( 'template-parts/content', get_post_type() );



// Restore original Post Data