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Animal Crossing New Horizons: All Event Dates Calendar

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Animal Crossing New Horizons: All Event Dates Calendar

Your island getaway in Animal Crossing: New Horizons isn’t just a place for you to do as you wish. Well, it is, but there are also a bunch of different events for you to take part in. Some just give you something nice to look at, whereas others reward you with rare items, or give you a competition to enter. Here are all Animal Crossing: New Horizons events that you can check out in the game.

All Events in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Down below, we’ve listed every event in Animal Crossing: New Horizons that you can take part in.


  • 1st – New Year’s Day
  • Third Saturday – Fishing Tournament


  • 2nd – Groundhog Day
  • 3rd – Setsubun (Japan)
  • 11th – Festivale
  • 14th – Valentine’s Day


  • 17th – Shamrock Day
  • Third Saturday – Fishing Tournament
  • Bunny Day


  • 1st – April Fool’s Day
  • 22nd – Nature Day
  • 26th – Weeding Day


  • 5th – Boy’s Day
  • 18th – Fishing Tournament


  • 21st – Summer Solstice
  • Third Saturday – Bug Catching Tournament


  • 7th – Starcrossed Day (Japan)
  • Third Saturday – Bug-Off


  • 15th – Obon (Japan)
  • Every Sunday – Fireworks Festival
  • Third Saturday – Bug-Off


  • 2nd – Labor Day
  • 3rd – Grass Day (Japan)
  • 19th – Autumn Moon
  • Third Saturday – Bug-Off


  • 12th – Fishing Tournament
  • 14th – Explorer’s Day
  • 31st – Halloween


  • 16th – Fishing Tournament
  • 28th – Harvest Festival


  • 14th – Fishing Tournament
  • 21st/22nd – Winter Solstice
  • 24th – Christmas Eve
  • 31st – New Year’s Eve

It’s worth noting that Animal Crossing: New Horizons may be getting more events during special updates throughout the year. These will fall in-line with real-life seasonal events, which we’ll be sure to add to the list above as and when they’re announced.

Additionally, almost every day in the calendar year is also one of the many different villagers’ birthdays. We’ve not listed these, as it’s made fairly clear in the game when a villager is celebrating their birthday.

There you have all of the event dates you’ll need to know about in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. For more tips and tricks, head over to our wiki, search for Twinfinite, or check out more of our coverage on the game below.

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