List of Events | Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Animal Crossing New Horizons (ACNH) List of Events

This is a list of events in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH) for Nintendo Switch. Here you will find information about big events and activities in Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter, as well as event dates for the Northern Hemisphere and the Southern Hemisphere. Come back often to learn about the next big event in Animal Crossing New Horizons!

Recent Event Information

May Day

Animal Crossing New Horizons (ACNH) May Day Event Info and Rewards

From April 29 to May 7, 2021, you can take a special May Day Tour where you'll need to navigate through a maze to reach Rover!

Successfully reaching Rover rewards you with his Briefcase and Bell Vouchers. If you already participated in May Day before, you'll also receive Rover's Photo!
May Day Event Info and Rewards

Visiting Special Characters

You will encounter special visiting characters as you progress through the game. Some of these characters organize or signal big events that are occurring or are about to occur on your island. When you see them, talk to them! They will tell you all about the big event and what you need to do to participate.

Special Visitors
C.J. icon.jpgC.J. Celeste icon.jpgCeleste Daisy Mae icon.jpg Daisy Mae Flick icon.jpg Flick
Gulliver icon.jpg Gulliver Harvey icon.jpg Harvey K.K. Slider icon.pngK.K. Slider Kicks icon.jpgKicks
Label icon.jpgLabel
Leif icon.jpg
Leif
Luna thumb.pngLuna Mabel icon.png Mabel
ACNH - Pascal Icon (1).pngPascal ACNH - Pirate Gulliver Icon (1).pngPirate Gulliver Jolly Redd icon.jpgJolly Redd Saharah Icon.jpgSaharah
Wisp icon.jpgWisp
Seasonal Visitors
Cyrus Icon.pngCyrus Franklin icon.pngFranklin Jack IconJack Jingle icon.pngJingle
Pave icon.pngPavé Reese icon.pngReese
Rover.png
Rover
Snowboy icon.jpgSnowboy
Zipper icon.pngZipper

List of Visiting Special Characters

Competitions

Fishing Tourney

Fishing Tourney Rules.jpg

Catch as many fish as possible in 3 minutes!

Each season, C.J. will hold a Fishing Tourney. Catch as many fish as you can within 3 minutes to rack up points, and exchange them for exclusive Fish Swag!

C.J.'s Fishing Tourney Dates and Prizes Guide

Bug-Off

Bug-Off.jpg

Catch as many bugs as possible in 3 minutes!

Each month of summer, Flick will hold a Bug-Off. Make sure you have lots of trees and flowers so lots of bugs can appear for you to catch!

Flick's Bug-Off Dates and Prizes Guide

Seasonal Events

Here is a list of big events, organized by season.

Event Northern Hemisphere Southern Hemisphere
Bamboo Grove
Spring
March 1 to May 30 September 1 to December 31
Cherry-Blossom Series
Cherry Blossom Festival
April 1 to April 10 October 1 to October 10
Summer.jpg
Summer
June 1 to August 31 January 1 to March 31
Summer Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere.jpg
Summer Solstice
June 20 December 20
Fall.jpg
Fall / Autumn
September 1 to November 30 March 1 to May 30
Mushroom Series header (1).png
Mushrooming Season
November 1 to November 30 May 1 to May 31
Winter.jpg
Winter
December 1 to February 28 June 1 to August 31
Winter Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere.jpg
Winter Solstice
December 20 June 20
ACNH - Cedar Tree Ornaments.jpg
Festive Season
December 15 to January 6 December 15 to January 6

List of Seasons and Seasonal DIY Items

Monthly Events

Here are list of big events, organized by month. This also includes Nook Shopping Seasonal Events.

January Events

Event and Date Activities
New Year Item Showcase.png
New Year's Day
Jan 1 - Jan 15
New Year Seasonal Items available from Nook Shopping until January 15.
ACNH - C.J. Fishing Tourney (thumb).pngC.J.'s Fishing Tourney
January 9
Participate in C.J.'s Fishing Tourney from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM and and win Fishing Tourney items!
ACNH - Big Game Celebration Items - Cheer Megaphone and Football Rug.png
Big Game Celebration
Jan 15 - Feb 15
Big Game Seasonal Items available from Nook Shopping until February 15.
ACNH - FlickFlick's Bug-Off Event
January 16
Participate in Flick's Bug-Off from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM and win Bug-Off Prizes!
ACNH - Bean-Tossing Kit
Setsubun
Jan 25 - Feb 2
The Bean-Tossing Kit is available from Nook Shopping until February 2.
ACNH - Groundhog Day Items - Resetti Model.png
Groundhog Day
Jan 25 - Feb 2
The Resetti Model is available from Nook Shopping until February 2.

See the Full January To-Do List

February Events

Event and Date Activities
ACNH - Valentine
Valentine's Day
Feb 1 - Feb 14
Valentine's Day Seasonal Items available from Nook Shopping until February 14.
ACNH - Chinese New Year Items.png
Lunar New Year
Feb 10 - Feb 17
Lunar New Year Seasonal Items available from Nook Shopping until February 17.
ACNH - Seollal Korean New Year Items.png
Soellal
Feb 10 - Feb 17
The Bokjumeoni Lucky Pouch is available from Nook Shopping until February 17.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH) Festivale Dates Items and Activites
Festivale

February 15
Collect Feathers for Pavé to receive Festivale Items!
ACNH - Hinamatsuri Seasonal Items.png
Hinamatsuri
Feb 25 - Mar 3
Hinamatsuri Seasonal Items available from Nook Shopping until March 3.

See the Full February To-Do List

March Events

Event and Date Activities
ACNH - Pi Day Seasonal Items
Pi Day
Mar 1 - Mar 14
The π Pie is available from Nook Shopping until March 14.
ACNH - Shamrock Day Seasonal Items
Shamrock Day
Mar 10 - Mar 17
Shamrock Day Clothes available at Able Sisters.
Shamrock Day Seasonal Items available from Nook Shopping until March 17.
ACNH - April Fools
April Fool's Day
Mar 26 - Apr 1
The Whoopee Cushion is available from Nook Shopping until April 1.
Bunny Day - Egg Garland.jpeg
Bunny Day

Mar 28 - Apr 4
Collect Bunny Day Eggs and craft Bunny Day DIYs to get rewards from Zipper T. Bunny!

See the Full March To-Do List

April Events

Event and Date Activities
ACNH - Prom Band Prom Floor Prom Wall
Prom
Apr 1 - Apr 30
Prom-themed clothes available at Able Sisters.
Prom Day Seasonal Items avialable from Nook Shopping
ACNH - Weeping Golden Bell
Singmogil
Apr 1 - Apr 10
The Forsythia from Nook Shopping until April 10.
Bunny Day - Egg Garland.jpeg
Bunny Day

April 4
Last Day to collect Bunny Day Eggs and craft Bunny Day DIYs to get rewards from Zipper T. Bunny!
ACNH - C.J. Fishing Tourney (thumb).pngC.J.'s Fishing Tourney
April 10
Participate in C.J.'s Fishing Tourney from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM and and win Fishing Tourney items!
ACNH - Earth Day Globe
Earth Day
Apr 15 - Apr 22
The Cool Globe is available from Nook Shopping until April 22.
ACNH - May Day 2021 (thumb).png]May Day
Apr 29 - May 5
Participate in the May Day Tour and navigate the maze to reach Rover to get May Day Rewards!

See the Full April To-Do List

May Events

Event and Date Activities
ACNH - Seasonal Items - Thanky-You Mom Mug (1).png
Mother's Day
May 1 - May 31
Mother's Day Seasonal Items are available from Nook Shopping until May 31.
ACNH - May Day 2021 (thumb).pngMay Day
May 5
Last day to participate in the May Day Tour and navigate the maze to reach Rover to get May Day Rewards!
ACNH - International Museum Day (thumb).png
International Museum Day

May 18 - May 31
Participate in Blathers' Stamp Rally and collect stamps throughout the Museum to get International Museum Day rewards!

See the Full May To-Do List

June Events

Event and Date Activities
ACNH - International Children International Children's Day
Jun 1 - Jun 15
International Children's Day Items are available from Nook Shopping until June 15.
ACNH - Wedding Season (thumb).pngWedding Season
Jun 1 - Jun 31
Help Reese and Cyrus take the best wedding photo at Harv's Island. Collect Heart Crystals to get all Wedding Season rewards!
ACNH - Father Father's Day
Jun 1 - Jun 30
Father's Day Seasonal Items are available from Nook Shopping until June 30.
ACNH - Summer Solstice (thumb).pngSummer Solstice
Jun 7 - Jul 6
Northern Hemisphere
Summer Solstice Seasonal Items are available from Nook Shopping until July 6.
ACNH - Winter Solstice - Aurora Wall (thumb).pngWinter Solstice
Jun 7 - Jul 6
Southern Hemisphere
Winter Solstice Seasonal Items are available from Nook Shopping until July 6.
ACNH - FlickFlick's Bug-Off Event
June 26
Participate in Flick's Bug-Off from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM and win Bug-Off Prizes!

July Events

Event and Date Activities
ACNH - Tanabata Event (1).jpg
Tanabata
Jul 1 - Jul 31
The Bamboo Grass is available from Nook Shopping until July 31.
ACNH - C.J. Fishing Tourney (thumb).pngC.J.'s Fishing Tourney
July 11
Participate in C.J.'s Fishing Tourney from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM and and win Fishing Tourney items!
ACNH - FlickFlick's Bug-Off Event
July 25
Participate in Flick's Bug-Off from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM and win Bug-Off Prizes!

See the Full June To-Do List

August Events

Event and Date Activities
ACNH - Seasonal Items - Rodeo-Style Springy Ride-On (1).png
Cowboy Festival
Aug 1 - Aug 3
Cowboy Seasonal Items are available from Nook Shopping until August 3.
ACNH - Seasonal Items - Hikoboshi Outfit (1).png
Cowherd & Weaver Girl Day
Aug 1 - Aug 31
Cowherd & Weaver Girl Day Seasonal Items are available from Nook Shopping until August 31.
Fireworks header.png
Fireworks Show

Aug 7, Aug 14, Aug 21, Aug 28
Watch the Firework Show every sunday and participate in Redd's Raffle!
ACNH - FlickFlick's Bug-Off Event
August 29
Participate in Flick's Bug-Off from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM and win Bug-Off Prizes!

See the Full August To-Do List

September Events

Event and Date Activities
ACNH - Seasonal Items - Grape-Harvest Basket (1).png
Grape Harvest Festival
Sep 1 - Sep 30
The Grape-Harvest Basket is available from Nook Shopping until September 30.
ACNH - Moon Rug.png
Moon-Viewing Day
Sep 7 - Oct 8
The Moon Rug is available from Nook Shopping until October 8.
ACNH - FlickFlick's Bug-Off Event
September 26
Participate in Flick's Bug-Off from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM and win Bug-Off Prizes!

See the Full September To-Do List

October Events

Event and Date Activities
ACNH - C.J. Fishing Tourney (thumb).pngC.J.'s Fishing Tourney
October 10
Participate in C.J.'s Fishing Tourney from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM and and win Fishing Tourney items!
ACNH - New Halloween Reactions.png
Halloween
Buy Candy, Trick or Treat your villagers, and collect Lollipops for Jack to get Halloween rewards!

See the Full October To-Do List

November Events

Event and Date Activities
ACNH - FlickFlick's Bug-Off Event
November 21
Southern Hemisphere
Participate in Flick's Bug-Off from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM and win Bug-Off Prizes!
ACNH - Turkey Day at the Plaza.JPG
Turkey Day
Celebrate Turkey Day by helping Franklin cook dishes and earn Turkey Day rewards!

See the Full November To-Do List

December Events

Event and Date Activities
ACNH - Winter Solstice - Aurora Wall (thumb).pngWinter Solstice
Dec 1 - Dec 31
Northern Hemisphere
Winter Solstice Seasonal Items are available from Nook Shopping until July 6.
ACNH - Summer Solstice (thumb).pngSummer Solstice
Dec 1 - Dec 31
Southern Hemisphere
Summer Solstice Seasonal Items are available from Nook Shopping until July 6.
ACNH - Toy Day Banner.jpg
Toy Day

December 24
Celebrate Toy Day by helping Jingle deliver gifts to your villagers!
ACNH - Sparkling Cider.png
Dec 26 - Dec 31
New Year's Eve seasonal items are available from Nook Shopping until December 31.
Countdown at the Plaza.jpg
Countdown

December 31
Countdown to the New Year with your villagers at the plaza and watch the fireworks!

See the Full December To-Do List

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