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See all the things you should not miss in April, in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH). This includes the long-awaited event, Bunny Day, bugs and fish that are only available in April, and other events for the month of April!

April Events (Click to jump!)
Calendar Bugs & Fish DIY Recipes
Items Birthdays Daily To-dos

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
Cherry-blossom Season begins (Northern Hemisphere)
Bunny Day begins
・Get the Outdoor Picnic Set DIY Recipe
・Get Cherry-blossom Petals
Cashmere's Birthday
Tammi's Birthday
Eunice's Birthday
Buck's Birthday
Beau's Birthday
Hopper's Birthday
Rasher's Birthday
Bruce's Birthday
Stella's Birthday
Cherry-blossom Season ends (Northern Hemisphere)
Shari's Birthday
Punchy's Birthday
Bunny Day ends
Melba's Birthday
Candi's Birthday
Rocket's Birthday
Vesta's Birthday
Charlise's Birthday
Fishing Tourney
Piper's Birthday
Pietro's Birthday
Stu's Birthday
Agnes's Birthday
Phoebe's Birthday
Nature Day begins
Miranda's Birthday
Walt's Birthday
Bertha Birthday and Personality's Birthday
Kevin's Birthday
Katt's Birthday
Ava's Birthday
Coach's Birthday
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 18: C.J.'s Fishing Tourney


Fishing Tourney Date April 18, 2020
3rd Saturday of April

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 Months Time of Day
5 Common Bluebottle ImageCommon Bluebottle Flying April to August 4 AM to 7 PM
10 Agrias Butterfly ImageAgrias Butterfly Flying April to September 8 AM to 5 PM
11 Rajah BrookeRajah Brooke's Birdwing Flying January to February | April to September | December 8 AM to 5 PM
14 Atlas Moth ImageAtlas Moth On trees April to September 7 PM to 4 AM (Next Day)
15 Madagascan Sunset Moth ImageMadagascan Sunset Moth Near flowers April to September 8 AM to 4 PM
16 Long Locust ImageLong Locust On the ground April to November 8 AM to 7 PM
33 Darner Dragonfly ImageDarner Dragonfly On the ground April to October 8 AM to 5 PM
40 Giant Water Bug ImageGiant Water Bug In ponds April to September 7 PM to 8 AM (Next Day)
45 Jewel Beetle ImageJewel Beetle On tree stumps April to August Any time
74 Flea ImageFlea On villagers April to November 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 (Next Day) 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 Months Time of Day
79 Tarantula ImageTarantula On the ground November to April 7 PM to 4 AM (Next Day)

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.

April Exclusive DIY Recipes

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

Get Outdoor Picnic Set from Isabelle

Outdoor picnic set DIY recipe from Isabelle
Once April comes around (for Nothern Hemisphere players), Isabelle will 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!

April Exclusive Items

Get Cherry-blossom Petals from April 1 to 10

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

List of Villager Birthdays in April

Tammi Image

(April 2)
Cashmere Image

(April 2)
Eunice Image

(April 3)
Buck Image

(April 4)
Beau Image

(April 5)
Hopper Image

(April 6)
Rasher Image

(April 7)
Bruce Image

(April 8)
Stella Image

(April 9)
Shari Image

(April 10)
Punchy Image

(April 11)
Melba Image

(April 12)
Candi Image

(April 13)
Rocket Image

(April 14)
Vesta Image

(April 16)
Charlise Image

(April 17)
Piper Image

(April 18)
Pietro Image

(April 19)
Stu Image

(April 20)
Agnes Image

(April 21)
Phoebe Image

(April 22)
Miranda Image

(April 23)
Walt Image

(April 24)
Bertha Image

(April 25)
Kevin Image

(April 26)
Katt Image

(April 27)
Ava Image

(April 28)
Coach Image

(April 29)
Angus Image

(April 30)

Daily To-Do List


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 Anonymousabout 1 month

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

4 Anonymousabout 1 month

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

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