April To-Do List | April Bugs and Fish | April Events, DIY Recipes, and Birthdays | ACNH - Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch)

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See all the things to do in April in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH), for the Nintendo Switch. These include all April events, new bugs and fish in April, bugs and fish leaving in April, sea creatures, April-exclusive recipes & items, and all April birthdays!

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List of All Events

List of Events in April

April Event Calendar

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30
4/1
Cherry-blossom Season begins (Northern Hemisphere)
4/2
Cashmere's Birthday
Tammi's Birthday
4/3
Eunice's Birthday
4/4
Buck's Birthday
Bunny Dayends
4/5
Beau's Birthday
4/6
Hopper's Birthday
4/7
Rasher's Birthday
4/8
Maelle's Birthday
4/9
Stella's Birthday
4/10
Cherry-blossom Season ends (Northern Hemisphere)
Fishing Tourney
Shari's Birthday
4/11
Punchy's Birthday
4/12
Melba's Birthday
4/13
Candi's Birthday
4/14
Rocket's Birthday
4/15
None
4/16
Vesta's Birthday
4/17
Charlise's Birthday
4/18
Piper's Birthday
4/19
Pietro's Birthday
4/20
Stu's Birthday
4/21
Agnes's Birthday
4/22
Phoebe's Birthday
4/23
Nature Day begins
Miranda's Birthday
4/24
Walt's Birthday
4/25
Bertha's Birthday
4/26
Kevin's Birthday
4/27
Katt's Birthday
4/28
Ava's Birthday
4/29
Coach's Birthday
4/30
Angus's Birthday

Note: In the Southern Hemisphere seasonal events (excluding birthdays) take place in October.

April 1: Whoopee Cushion

ACNH - April Fools
April Fools! Today's your last chance to get the new Whoopee Cushion from Nook Shopping!

List of Nook Shopping Seasonal Items

April 1 to 10: Cherry-Blossom Season (Northern Hemisphere)

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Event Duration April 1, 2020 - April 10, 2020

In Japan, cherry-blossom season is a time for admiring the spring flowers with a packed picnic basket and, as Gulliver would put it, the GOOD soda.

Why not gather your friends and enjoy this time-limited scenery? Collect seasonal cherry-blossom petals and all cherry-blossom DIYs around the island!

List of Cherry-Blossom Series Furniture & Item Recipes

Note: this event is only in the Northern Hemisphere during April.

April 1 to 30: Prom Clothes and Items

ACNH - Prom Band Prom Floor Prom Wall

Our favorite hedgehog sisters will start selling Prom-themed clothes for the whole month of April!

Additionally, order the Prom Flooring, Prom Wall, and Prom Sash from Nook Shopping!

List of Prom Season Items and Clothes

April 1 to 10: Forsythia

ACNH - Weeping Golden Bell
April 10th is the Korean holiday, Singmogil! Celebrate by planting your very own Forsythia from Nook Shopping!

List of Nook Shopping Seasonal Items

April 4: Bunny Day Ends

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Event Duration March 28, 2021 - April 4, 2021

April 4 is the last day to get those eggs and DIY recipes for Bunny Day! Check out our guide for all things Easter!

Bunny Day Event Info and Rewards

April 10: C.J.'s Fishing Tourney

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Fishing Tourney Date April 10, 2021

The first Fishing Tourney event is here! Prepare your fishing rods and practice your fishing skills to win prizes!

Learn more about C.J.'s Fishing Tourney and the list of prizes you can get through our guide below!

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

April 15 to 22: Earth Day Globe

ACNH - Earth Day Globe

This Cool Globe is the perfect decoration for your home library or office! Purchase your own from April 15–22 at Nook Shopping.

List of Nook Shopping Seasonal Items

Bugs and Fish Available in April

All Bugs and Fish Available in April

To see the complete list of bugs and fish available in April, check out the following pages.

Northern Hemisphere
April Bugs April Fish
Southern Hemisphere
October Bugs October Fish

New Bugs and Fish Available in April

Check out the critters that have started appearing this April (Northern Hemisphere).

New Bugs Available in April

No. Name Rarity & Location Sell Price Months and Time
5 Common Bluebottle ImageCommon Bluebottle ★☆☆☆☆

Flying
300 Season:
April to August
Times:
4 AM to 7 PM
10 Agrias Butterfly ImageAgrias Butterfly ★☆☆☆☆

Flying
3,000 Season:
April to September
Times:
8 AM to 5 PM
11 Rajah BrookeRajah Brooke's Birdwing ★☆☆☆☆

Flying
2,500 Season:
December to February, April to September
Times:
8 AM to 5 PM
14 Atlas Moth ImageAtlas Moth ★★☆☆☆

On trees
3,000 Season:
April to September
Times:
7 PM to 4 AM
15 Madagascan Sunset Moth ImageMadagascan Sunset Moth ★★☆☆☆

Flying
2,500 Season:
April to September
Times:
8 AM to 4 PM
16 Long Locust ImageLong Locust ★☆☆☆☆

On the ground
200 Season:
April to November
Times:
8 AM to 7 PM
33 Darner Dragonfly ImageDarner Dragonfly ★☆☆☆☆

On the ground
230 Season:
April to October
Times:
8 AM to 5 PM
40 Giant Water Bug ImageGiant Water Bug ★☆☆☆☆

On ponds
2,000 Season:
April to September
Times:
7 PM to 8 AM
45 Jewel Beetle ImageJewel Beetle ★☆☆☆☆

On tree stumps
2,400 Season:
April to August
Times:
All Day
74 Flea ImageFlea ★★☆☆☆

On villagers
70 Season:
April to November
Times:
All Day

New Fish Available in April

Name Shadow Size Area Times Sell Price
10 Killifish IconKillifish Tiny ShadowTiny Pond Any time 300
11 Crawfish IconCrawfish Small ShadowSmall Pond Any time 200
13 Snapping Turtle IconSnapping Turtle Medium ShadowMedium River 9 PM to 4 AM 5000
34 Guppy IconGuppy Tiny ShadowTiny River 9 AM to 4 PM 1300
38 Neon Tetra IconNeon Tetra Tiny ShadowTiny River 9 AM to 4 PM 500
48 Seahorse IconSeahorse Tiny ShadowTiny Sea Any time 1100
49 Clownfish IconClownfish Tiny ShadowTiny Sea Any time 650
50 Surgeonfish IconSurgeonfish Small ShadowSmall Sea Any time 1000
51 Butterfly Fish IconButterfly Fish Small ShadowSmall Sea Any time 1000
53 Zebra Turkeyfish IconZebra Turkeyfish Medium ShadowMedium Sea Any time 500

Bugs and Fish Leaving in April

These critters will not be available until their next seasonal month so be sure not to miss them!

Bugs Leaving in April

No. Name Rarity & Location Sell Price Months and Time
79 Tarantula ImageTarantula ★★★☆☆

On the ground
8,000 Season:
November to April
Times:
7 PM to 4 AM

Fish Leaving in April

Name Shadow Size Area Times Sell Price
61 Dab IconDab Medium ShadowMedium Sea Any time 300
66 Tuna IconTuna Huge ShadowHuge Sea - Pier Any time 7000
67 Blue Marlin IconBlue Marlin Huge ShadowHuge Sea - Pier Any time 10000

Note: These lists are based on Northern Hemisphere dates. In the Southern Hemisphere, these bugs and fish appear in October. We will continue to update this page. If you can provide any kind of verifiable info about bugs not shown in the list, be sure and send us a picture in the comments.

Sea Creatures Available in April

All Sea Creatures Available in April

To see the complete list of sea creatures available in April, check out the following pages.

Northern Hemisphere Southern Hemisphere
April Sea Creatures October Sea Creatures

New Sea Creatures Available in April

Check out the sea creatures that have started appearing this April (Northern Hemisphere).

Name Rarity Time of Day Sell Price
37 Sea Pineapple ImageSea Pineapple ★☆☆☆☆
Medium Shadow Size
Anytime 1500

Sea Creatures Leaving in April

These sea creatures will not be available until their next seasonal month so be sure not to miss them!

Name Rarity Time of Day Sell Price
3 Sea Cucumber ImageSea Cucumber ★☆☆☆☆
Large Shadow Size
Anytime 500
26 Snow Crab ImageSnow Crab ★★★☆☆
Large Shadow Size
Anytime 6000
29 Spider Crab ImageSpider Crab ★★★★★
Large Shadow Size
Anytime 10000

April Exclusive DIY Recipes

You can get these when you are in the Northern Hemisphere which is currently in the season of Spring.

Cherry-Blossom Series

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Once April comes around (for Nothern Hemisphere players), you can enjoy your cherry-blossom trees and catch petals to craft Cherry-Blossom items!

Isabelle will also give you an Outdoor Picnic Set Recipes so you can enjoy the cherry-blossom season. This marks the beginning of April exclusive DIY items, so make sure to play the game during this time!

List of Cherry-Blossom Series Furniture & Item Recipes

Bamboo Noodle Slide DIY Recipe

Bamboo Noodle Slide ImageBamboo Noodle Slide
Recipe Availability February 25 - May 31
(Northern Hemisphere)
August 25 - November 30
(Southern Hemisphere)

If you missed it in February and March, you can still receive the Bamboo Noodle Slide DIY recipe from Isabelle. Collect all the Bamboo-themed DIY recipes to complete the Bamboo Series Furniture collection!

Bamboo Series Furniture & Item Recipes

April Exclusive Items

Cherry-Blossom Petals Available for 10 Days

Catch Cherry-blossom Petals
For a short period of 10 days, you'll be able to catch cherry-blossom petals that are flying around. Like Butterflies, you'll have to use your net to catch them. They can disappear if you miss or bump into them, so you'll want to be careful when aiming for them.

The Cherry-blossom petals can be used to craft DIY items like the Outdoor picnic set or Cherry-blossom Pochette, and the petals and DIY recipes can only be found in this period.

Note that this event is only in the Northern Hemisphere during April.

List of Cherry-Blossom Series Furniture & Item Recipes

Young Spring Bamboo

Young Spring Bamboo IconYoung Spring Bamboo
Item Availability February 25 - May 31
(Northern Hemisphere)
August 25 - November 30
(Southern Hemisphere)

You can still harvest Young Spring Bamboo until May 31. Get as many as you can, as it will be needed to complete the Bamboo Series Furniture collection!

How to Get Young Spring Bamboos Fast

List of Villager Birthdays in April

Zoe Image
Zoe

(February 10)
Tammi Image
Tammi

(April 2)
Cashmere Image
Cashmere

(April 2)
Eunice Image
Eunice

(April 3)
Buck Image
Buck

(April 4)
Beau Image
Beau

(April 5)
Hopper Image
Hopper

(April 6)
Rasher Image
Rasher

(April 7)
Maelle Image
Maelle

(April 8)
Stella Image
Stella

(April 9)
Shari Image
Shari

(April 10)
Punchy Image
Punchy

(April 11)
Melba Image
Melba

(April 12)
Candi Image
Candi

(April 13)
Rocket Image
Rocket

(April 14)
Vesta Image
Vesta

(April 16)
Marty Image
Marty

(April 16)
Charlise Image
Charlise

(April 17)
Piper Image
Piper

(April 18)
Pietro Image
Pietro

(April 19)
Stu Image
Stu

(April 20)
Agnes Image
Agnes

(April 21)
Phoebe Image
Phoebe

(April 22)
Miranda Image
Miranda

(April 23)
Walt Image
Walt

(April 24)
Bertha Image
Bertha

(April 25)
Kevin Image
Kevin

(April 26)
Katt Image
Katt

(April 27)
Ava Image
Ava

(April 28)
Coach Image
Coach

(April 29)
Angus Image
Angus

(April 30)

Daily To-Do List

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To learn more about activities you could do every day or every week, check out our guide on Things to Do Every Day!
Things to Do Every Day

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