The Fireworks Show (known as the Fireworks Festival prior to Wild World) is an event held regularly through summer in every game in the Animal Crossing series. During a Fireworks Show, fireworks can be seen flying into the sky in the background and exploding in different colors, lighting up the ground and the insides of certain buildings. Villagers will clap and sing as they observe the fireworks in the sky. On the day of a Fireworks Show the weather will always be clear, and unique music will play during the show.
A Fireworks Show in New Horizons
|July 4th [nb 2]|
Every Saturday in August [nb 3]
Every Sunday in August [nb 4]
|Time||7 PM — 12 AM|
|Host||Tortimer [nb 5]|
Isabelle [nb 6]
|Visitors||Redd [nb 1]|
Fireworks are also displayed at the end of Countdown on January 1st to celebrate the New Year.
Doubutsu no Mori
In Doubutsu no Mori, a fireworks festival is held at the town's lake every Saturday evening throughout August. Redd operates a stall selling Gyroids, airchecks and fruit. The fireworks can be seen reflected in the water throughout town.
Animal Crossing and Doubutsu no Mori e+
In Animal Crossing and Doubutsu no Mori, a fireworks festival is held at the town's lake on July 4th, coinciding with Independence Day in the United States of America. According to a Bulletin Board posting advertising the event, the show is held to commemorate the anniversary of the Train Station opening.
Tortimer can be found roaming in a random acre and will give the player a decorative Bottle Rocket if he is spoken to. Redd will set up a stall by the lake selling pinwheels and balloons for 480 Bells. The fireworks can be seen reflected in the water throughout town. These are the only games in which a fireworks show is not held during August.
Wild World and City Folk
In Animal Crossing: Wild World, the fireworks once again occur every Saturday in August at 7:00 pm. In Animal Crossing: City Folk, it instead takes place every Sunday night in August, a change that was kept in later games. For the first time the fireworks can be seen in the sky, as the games use a different perspective from the previous titles in the series.
Tortimer will be situated outside the Town Hall, and will give the player either a Sparkler or a Roman Candle which can be equipped to shoot out sparks. Tortimer will usually only allow the player to receive two of each item a night, but if they pester him long enough, he might give out more. Tortimer may also give the player a fortune for the night in the form of mail that goes directly into their mail inventory.
|Dud Ticket||Roman Candle|
|Bang Ticket||Boxed Figurine|
|Pow Ticket||Love Tester|
|Flash Ticket||Lovely Phone|
|Sparkle Ticket||Miniature Car|
|Whiz Ticket||Ten Billion Barrel|
|Crackle Ticket||Ultra Hand|
|Pop Ticket||Ultra Machine|
|Kaboom Ticket||Ultra Scope|
In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, the Fireworks Show continues to be held every Sunday in August. Isabelle hosts the festivities in the Event Plaza, handing out one of four bopper hats (Bulb, Flower, Heart, or Star) or a Fountain Firework, which can be placed on the ground to fire a shower of sparks. Villagers will clap as they observe the fireworks in the sky.
Players can submit a custom design to be used as a firework design during the show. The design will be mixed in with the regular fireworks, appearing randomly.
While initially absent from Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Fireworks Shows were added in the 1.4.0 Summer Update Wave 2, once again taking place each Sunday throughout August. As in New Leaf, Isabelle will give the player a random bopper hat when spoken to during the show. On the day of a show, Able Sisters will be selling either the Casual Kimono, Kabuki-Actor Yukata, or Morning-Glory Yukata, these being the style of clothing that is traditionally worn during hanabi taikai in Japan.
Isabelle will stand outside of Resident Services all day, and players can submit custom designs to be used as fireworks. Up to 10 designs can be submitted, and they will be launched in a specific order that can be configured by the player. Because Isabelle is outside all day, the Civic Consultation Counter at Resident Services is not accessable on the day of a Fireworks Show.
Redd operates a raffle stand in the event plaza, selling tickets during the show for 500 Bells. The player can win handheld items such as Sparklers, Balloons, a Pinwheel, a Tweeter, an Uchiwa Fan, or a Fountain Firework.
- Some of the prizes Redd gives in exchange for prize tickets in New Leaf such as the Ultra Hand are products that Nintendo made before they went into the video game industry.
- In Doubutsu no Mori, Animal Crossing, Doubutsu no Mori e+, New Leaf and New Horizons
- In Animal Crossing and Doubutsu no Mori e+
- In Doubutsu no Mori and Wild World
- In City Folk, New Leaf, and New Horizons
- In Animal Crossing, Doubutsu no Mori e+, Wild World and City Folk
- In New Leaf and New Horizons