4 Upcoming Animal Crossing: New Horizons Events Announced
Update: Nature Day is now live in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, bringing two new merchants to your island. Find the rest of the scheduled events below or find out how Nature Day works in our guide.
Nintendo has outlined some of what players can expect from Animal Crossing: New Horizons over the next two months. Updates for the hit Nintendo Switch game will bring not only new features and visitors, but also a series of events that dot the calendar from now through the end of June, including Nature Day, May Day Tour, International Museum Tour, and Wedding Season. You won’t have to wait long for the first event to kick off, as it is only one day away. Here’s when each one starts and what we know about it so far.
- Dates: April 23 – May 4
The one event we already knew was coming, thanks to a Nintendo Direct mini broadcast, was a celebration of Earth Day, which takes place a day earlier on April 22. Specific details and dates hadn’t been shared previously except that Leif would return in some capacity. Nature Day began today, April 23, and sees special Nook Miles+ objectives that involve planting trees, watering flowers, and taking advantage of a new feature–the ability to plant shrubs.
May Day Tour
- Dates: May 1-7
During this week-long event, beginning May 1, you’ll get a one-time ticket–the May Day Ticket–to head out on a May Day Tour from the airport. Nintendo says that the location you’ll head to will be different from the usual mystery tour deserted islands, and based on the video, it appears you’ll have to navigate a hedge maze. Nintendo also teases, “A special visitor who looks familiar might also be there…” Based on the video, that’ll be Rover.
International Museum Day
- Dates: May 18-31
The museum is set to receive an expansion for art as part of a New Horizons update that brings back returning character Redd. Starting on May 18, there will be a Stamp Rally event that equips you with a stamp card that you can fill out by browsing the fish, insects, and fossils you’ve collected. Collecting stamps will lead to an unspecified reward.
- Dates: June 1-30
During June, you can visit Harv’s island to encounter Reese and Cyrus, a married couple and another returning set of characters from the series’ past. Given the photography-themed nature of Harv’s island, you’ll be decorating a studio and taking anniversary photos. Rewards include “wedding-themed items.” (This wouldn’t be the first time the game helped facilitate a wedding of some sort.)
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