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Upcoming Animal Crossing: New Horizons events - Your digital island calendar

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Nintendo just added a load of upcoming Animal Crossing: New Horizons events to the calendar, so get your diary ready. Below, you'll find a constantly updated list of all confirmed events happening in the game, so consider this your Animal Crossing: New Horizons calendar. 

There are always regular events like monthly bug and fishing tournaments, but the game is still establishing when these events will lie - whether it's the second or third saturday of a month for example. 

See below for all the confirmed upcoming Animal Crossing: New Horizons events so far:

April 23 - May 4: Nature Day

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Hemisphere: North and South

What is it? One of the originally confirmed Animal Crossing: New Horizons events is Earth Day, or as it's known now Nature Day. In real life, this event takes place on April 22, but in New Horizons this event runs from April 23 to May 4.

Things to watch out for: During this event, you'll be able to tick off special Nature Day themed Noook Miles challenges that are focused on nature-inpsired goals, like planting trees and watering flowers. 

No doubt it will also tie into the arrival of Lief's Garden Shop too. The nature-loving sloth will start visiting your island regularly to sell an assortment of foliage, and flower seeds too.

May 1 - 7: May Day Tour

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Hemisphere: North and South

What is it? The first week of May is now known as the May Day Tour in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, which will earn you a special May Day Ticket to use at the airport.

Things to watch out for: During this period, you'll be able to use a one-time use May Day Ticket at the airport to fly over to a special May Day island. There's a special visitor there, items to collect, and a maze to navigate by the looks of things too.

May 18 - 31: International Museum Day

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Hemisphere: North and South

What is it? It might sound like a 24-hour event, but International Museum Day is a celebration of Blathers' museum that runs across almost two full weeks.

Things to watch out for: You'll receive a special Stamp Card that you can complete by viewing fish, insects and fossils at the museum. You'll get an in-game reward for completing them all.

Handily, the museum will have had an upgrade by then, with an art gallery added that you can fill with painting and sculptures. And yes, Redd is back too.

June 1 - 30: Wedding Season

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Hemisphere: North and South

What is it? A whole month to celebrate weddings and nuptials in New Horizons. 

Things to watch out for: Head over to Harvey's island in June to meet Reese and Cyrus, who are celebrating their wedding anniversary. Help them take photos to mark the occasion, and you'll get wedding-themed items as a reward.

Other upcoming events

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During the last Animal Crossing: New Horizons direct before the game was released, Nintendo confirmed with the above slide that more events would arrive via free updates. These include:

  • Halloween - October 31 - Run by Jack the Pumpkin
  • Harvest Festival - Thanksgiving - Run by Franklin the Turkey
  • Toy Day (Christmas) - December 24 - Run by Jingle the Reindeer
  • Festivale - Usually Feb or March, at least in previous games - Run by Pavé the Peacock

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