Explorer's Day

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This event is exclusive to the North American version of Animal Crossing, City Folk, and New Leaf.
The only way to experience this event in other regions is to visit the town of a player who is experiencing the event.
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Explorer's Day is an event in Animal Crossing, Animal Crossing: City Folk, and Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Held on the second Monday of October, it is the Animal Crossing equivalent of Columbus Day, a holiday commemorating the landing of explorer Christopher Columbus in the New World on October 14th, 1492.

Kapp'n PC icon.png Explorer's Day  
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Second Monday of October
Time All day
Host Tortimer[nb 1]
Isabelle[nb 2]
Main appearances



Animal Crossing[edit]

On Explorer's Day, Tortimer can be found outside of the Town Hall. If the player speaks to him, they will receive a Bottled Ship.

City Folk[edit]

When players speak to Tortimer, they receive a Sailboat Model.

New Leaf[edit]

Isabelle can be found hosting the event at the Plaza. Like previous games, the player will be granted a Sailboat Model. A cutout is available for players to pose and take screenshots in.


  1. In Animal Crossing, Doubutsu no Mori e+, and City Folk
  2. In New Leaf only

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