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

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

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List of All Events

List of Events in August

August Event Calendar

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31
8/1
Kid Cat's Birthday
8/2
Vladimir's Birthday
Fireworks Show
8/3
Benjamin's Birthday
Tad's Birthday
8/4
Bones's Birthday
8/5
Poppy's Birthday
8/6
Chester's Birthday
8/7
Boots's Birthday
Rory's Birthday
8/8
Bud's Birthday
8/9
Soleil's Birthday
Fireworks Show
8/10
Cole's Birthday
8/11
Gigi's Birthday
8/12
Gloria's Birthday
8/13
Tabby's Birthday
8/14
Leopold's Birthday
Rod's Birthday
8/15
Wendy's Birthday
8/16
Nate's Birthday
Fireworks Show
8/17
Stinky's Birthday
8/18
Rocco's Birthday
8/19
Alice's Birthday
Tybalt's Birthday
8/20
Lopez's Birthday
8/21
Wart Jr.'s Birthday
8/22
Rolf's Birthday
8/23
Nana's Birthday
Fireworks Show
8/24
Jacob's Birthday
Nan's Birthday
8/25
Tipper's Birthday
8/26
Rowan's Birthday
8/27
Bangle's Birthday
8/28
Chrissy's Birthday
8/29
Bug-Off
Gruff's Birthday
8/30
Hazel's Birthday
Fireworks Show
8/31
Audie's Birthday

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

Every Sunday: Fireworks Show

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Fireworks Show Date August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Every Sunday of August

The Fireworks Show takes place every Sunday on August from 7:00 PM to 12:00 AM. Check out what you can do during shows!

Fireworks Shows | How to Display Custom Design Fireworks

August 29: Flick's Bug-Off Event (Northern Hemisphere)

Flick

Bug-Off Date August 29, 2020
4th Saturday of August

On Saturday, August 29, 2020, from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Flick will hold another Bug-off event. You can participate by talking to Flick, in front of Resident Services. Catch as many bugs as you can within 3 minutes!

Bug-Off Rules and Prizes

Bugs and Fish Available in August

All Bugs and Fish Available in August

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

Northern Hemisphere
August Bugs August Fish
Southern Hemisphere
February Bugs February Fish

New Bugs and Fish Available in August

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

New Bugs Available in August

No. Name Location Sell Price Months and Time
17 Migratory Locust ImageMigratory Locust On the ground 600 Season:
August to November
Times:
8 AM to 7 PM
18 Rice Grasshopper ImageRice Grasshopper On the ground 400 Season:
August to November
Times:
8 AM to 7 PM
29 Walker Cicada ImageWalker Cicada On trees 400 Season:
August and September
Times:
8 AM to 5 PM

New Fish Available in August

Name Shadow Size Area Times Sell Price
12 Soft-Shelled Turtle IconSoft-Shelled Turtle Medium ShadowMedium River 4 PM to 9 AM 3750
64 Moray Eel IconMoray Eel Long and Thin ShadowLong and Thin Sea Any time 2000
71 Ray IconRay Large ShadowLarge Sea 4 AM to 9 PM 3000

Bugs and Fish Leaving in August

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

Bugs Leaving in August

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
7 Great Purple Emperor ImageGreat Purple Emperor Flying 3000 Season:
May to August
Times:
4 AM to 7 PM
26 Brown Cicada ImageBrown Cicada On trees 250 Season:
July to August
Times:
8 AM to 5 PM
27 Robust Cicada ImageRobust Cicada On trees 300 Season:
July and August
Times:
8 AM to 5 PM
28 Giant Cicada ImageGiant Cicada On trees 500 Season:
July to August
Times:
8 AM to 5 PM
30 Evening Cicada ImageEvening Cicada On trees 550 Season:
July and August
Times:
4 AM to 8 AM|4 PM to 7 PM
31 Cicada Shell ImageCicada Shell On trees 10 Season:
July and August
Times:
Any time
45 Jewel Beetle ImageJewel Beetle On tree stumps 2400 Season:
April to August
Times:
Any time
49 Blue Weevil Beetle ImageBlue Weevil Beetle On palm trees 800 Season:
July and August
Times:
Any time
52 Scarab Beetle ImageScarab Beetle On all trees 10000 Season:
July and August
Times:
11 PM to 8 AM
53 Drone Beetle ImageDrone Beetle On trees 200 Season:
June to August
Times:
Any time
55 Saw Stag ImageSaw Stag On trees 2000 Season:
July and August
Times:
Any time
56 Miyama Stag ImageMiyama Stag On trees 1000 Season:
July to August
Times:
Any time
57 Giant Stag ImageGiant Stag On trees 10000 Season:
July and August
Times:
11 PM to 8 AM
59 Cyclommatus Stag ImageCyclommatus Stag On palm trees 8000 Season:
July and August
Times:
5 PM to 8 AM
60 Golden Stag ImageGolden Stag On palm trees 12000 Season:
July and August
Times:
5 PM to 8 AM
61 Giraffe Stag ImageGiraffe Stag On palm trees 12000 Season:
July and August
Times:
5 PM to 8 AM
62 Horned Dynastid ImageHorned Dynastid On trees 1350 Season:
July to August
Times:
5 PM to 8 AM
63 Horned Atlas ImageHorned Atlas On palm trees 8000 Season:
July and August
Times:
5 PM to 8 AM
64 Horned Elephant ImageHorned Elephant On palm trees 8000 Season:
July and August
Times:
5 PM to 8 AM
65 Horned Hercules ImageHorned Hercules On palm trees 12000 Season:
July and August
Times:
5 PM to 8 AM

Fish Leaving in August

Name Shadow Size Area Times Sell Price
10 Killifish IconKillifish Tiny ShadowTiny Pond Any time 300
15 Frog IconFrog Small ShadowSmall Pond Any time 120
19 Giant Snakehead IconGiant Snakehead Large ShadowLarge Pond 9 AM to 4 PM 5500
52 Napoleonfish IconNapoleonfish Huge ShadowHuge Sea 4 AM to 9 PM 10000
63 Squid IconSquid Medium ShadowMedium Sea Any time 500

Note: These lists are based on Northern Hemisphere dates. In the Southern Hemisphere, these bugs and fish appear in February. 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 August

All Sea Creatures Available in August

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

Northern Hemisphere Southern Hemisphere
August Sea Creatures February Sea Creatures

New Sea Creatures Available in August

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

Name Shadow Size Time of Day Sell Price
39 Flatworm ImageFlatworm Small Shadow SizeSmall 4 PM to 9 AM 200

Sea Creatures Leaving in August

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
22 Vampire Squid ImageVampire Squid Large Shadow SizeLarge 4 PM to 9 AM 10000
37 Sea Pineapple ImageSea Pineapple Medium Shadow SizeMedium Anytime 1500

August Exclusive DIY Recipes

Shell Wreath DIY Recipe

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Recipe Availability June 1 to August 31
(Northern Hemisphere)
December 1 to February 29
(Southern Hemisphere)

If you missed it in June and in July, this is your last chance to get the Shell Wreath DIY recipe from Isabelle! Remember to get yours, to complete the Shell Series Furniture collection!

Shell Series Furniture & Item Recipes

King Tut Mask Recipe

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Recipe Availability All year after updating the game to ver 1.4.0 or later

If you find a Gold Nugget, your character will get inspired to make this newly added DIY, the King Tut Mask!

When wearing the mask and running around, your character will often trip and fall. If you're holding things like balloons they will fly off and disappear, so be careful!

King Tut Mask Recipe and Required Materials

August Exclusive Items

Pick Up Summer Shells

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Item Availability June 1 to August 31
(Northern Hemisphere)
December 1 to February 29
(Southern Hemisphere)

If you missed them in June and in July, this is your last chance to pick up Summer Shells from the beach, until next June!

How to Get Summer Shells Fast

Nook Inc. Handheld Pennant

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After the ver 1.4.0 update, you can now get the flag similar to what Tommy was holding at the start of the game, in exchange for 500 Nook Miles.

Nook Shopping Seasonal Items

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Item Availability August 1 to August 31

For the month of August, we will be celebrating two events! The Cowboy Festival and Cowherd & Weaver Girl Day!

3 items will be on sale on the Special Goods section of Nook Shopping. For the Cowboy Festival, you can purchase a Brazilian-inspired Rodeo-Style Springy Ride-on to go with your other Springy Ride-On furniture!

You can also purchase a Hikoboshi and Orhime Outfit for the celebration of Qixi Festival, which is based on the story of the Cowherd and Weaver Girl. Wear this with your special someone!

List of Villager Birthdays in August

Kid Cat Image
Kid Cat

(August 1)
Vladimir Image
Vladimir

(August 2)
Tad Image
Tad

(August 3)
Benjamin Image
Benjamin

(August 3)
Bones Image
Bones

(August 4)
Poppy Image
Poppy

(August 5)
Chester Image
Chester

(August 6)
Rory Image
Rory

(August 7)
Boots Image
Boots

(August 7)
Bud Image
Bud

(August 8)
Soleil Image
Soleil

(August 9)
Cole Image
Cole

(August 10)
Gigi Image
Gigi

(August 11)
Gloria Image
Gloria

(August 12)
Tabby Image
Tabby

(August 13)
Leopold Image
Leopold

(August 14)
Rod Image
Rod

(August 14)
Wendy Image
Wendy

(August 15)
Nate Image
Nate

(August 16)
Stinky Image
Stinky

(August 17)
Rocco Image
Rocco

(August 18)
Tybalt Image
Tybalt

(August 19)
Alice Image
Alice

(August 19)
Lopez Image
Lopez

(August 20)
Wart Jr. Image
Wart Jr.

(August 21)
Rolf Image
Rolf

(August 22)
Nana Image
Nana

(August 23)
Jacob Image
Jacob

(August 24)
Nan Image
Nan

(August 24)
Tipper Image
Tipper

(August 25)
Rowan Image
Rowan

(August 26)
Bangle Image
Bangle

(August 27)
Chrissy Image
Chrissy

(August 28)
Gruff Image
Gruff

(August 29)
Hazel Image
Hazel

(August 30)
Audie Image
Audie

(August 31)

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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