I found this support post, exactly the same issue, but the solution in that case has not fixed my problem:
So I installed the free version, I love it, but I've uninstalled it to test some other free event managers, mainly looking for one that adds the "recurring event" functionality for free.
However, having deactivating and deleting it, my /events/ still redirects to the homepage.
I tried this fix suggested in the topic I linked to above, this didn't work, so I deleted the page and recreated it, that also didn't work.
There must be some remnants of the plugin left behind that is redirecting it, I just can't find it! I've also tried clearing my browser history (cache, cookies and history).