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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Calendar Bugs & Fish Sea Creatures DIY Recipes
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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)
Bunny Day begins
4/2
Cashmere's Birthday
Tammi's Birthday
4/3
Eunice's Birthday
4/4
Buck's Birthday
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)
Shari's Birthday
4/11
Fishing Tourney
Punchy's Birthday
4/12
Bunny Day ends
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 to 10: Cherry-Blossom Season (Northern Hemisphere)

Cherry Blossom Viewing

Event Duration April 1, 2020 - April 10, 2020

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

However, you don't have to be Japanese or interested in Japanese culture to have fun with the cherry blossoms DIY and enjoy the gorgeous cherry blossom trees! Why not gather your friends and enjoy this time limited scenery?

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

April 1 to 12: Bunny Day

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Event Duration April 1, 2020 - April 12, 2020

The long-awaited Bunny Day is here! Zipper T. Bunny has something special for island residents! Collect easter eggs and craft Egg Furniture in this time-limited event.

For more details on this event, check out our page on Bunny Day.
Bunny Day Event Info and Rewards

April 11: C.J.'s Fishing Tourney

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Fishing Tourney Date April 11, 2020

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 23 to May 4: Nature Day

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Event Duration April 23, 2020 - May 4, 2020

We are ending the month with another event called Nature Day! Complete time-limited special Nook Miles+ activities and beautify your island with flowers and bushes with the help of Leif!
Nature Day Event Info and Rewards

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 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 3000 Season:
April to September
Times:
8 AM to 5 PM
11 Rajah BrookeRajah Brooke's Birdwing Flying 2500 Season:
December to February | April to September
Times:
8 AM to 5 PM
14 Atlas Moth ImageAtlas Moth On trees 3000 Season:
April to September
Times:
7 PM to 4 AM
15 Madagascan Sunset Moth ImageMadagascan Sunset Moth Near flowers 2500 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 In ponds 2000 Season:
April to September
Times:
7 PM to 8 AM
45 Jewel Beetle ImageJewel Beetle On tree stumps 2400 Season:
April to August
Times:
Any time
74 Flea ImageFlea On villagers 70 Season:
April to November
Times:
Any time

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 Location Sell Price Months and Time
79 Tarantula ImageTarantula On the ground 8000 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 Pier Any time 7000
67 Blue Marlin IconBlue Marlin Huge ShadowHuge 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 Shadow Size Time of Day Sell Price
37 Sea Pineapple ImageSea Pineapple Medium Shadow SizeMedium 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 Shadow Size Time of Day Sell Price
3 Sea Cucumber ImageSea Cucumber Large Shadow SizeLarge Anytime 500
26 Snow Crab ImageSnow Crab Large Shadow SizeLarge Anytime 6000
29 Spider Crab ImageSpider Crab Large Shadow SizeLarge 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

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)
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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5 Anonymous4 months

Fishing tourney was same day as bunny day (SUPER ANNOYING!). I did get the picnic set though ♡

4 Anonymous4 months

No Picnic Table. Fishing Tourney was last weekend. This calendar is off.

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