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]|
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.
Fireworks are also displayed at the end of Countdown on January 1st to celebrate the New Year.
In 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 either Gyroids, airchecks, or fruit. What he sells changes each Fireworks Festival, and the prices vary based on which item he is selling: Gyroids cost 1,000 Bells, fruit costs 1,280 Bells, and songs cost 980 Bells. Villagers gather around the lake, and the fireworks can be seen reflected in the water throughout town.
In Animal Crossing and Doubutsu no Mori e+
In Animal Crossing and Doubutsu no Mori e+, the Fireworks Festival is held at the town's lake on July 4, coinciding with Independence Day in the United States. According to a bulletin board posting advertising the event, the show is held to commemorate the anniversary of the Train Station opening. Villagers gather around the lake, and the fireworks can be seen reflected in the water throughout town. In the original Japanese release of Animal Crossing, Fireworks Festivals are instead held each Saturday in August.
During a Fireworks Festival, Tortimer can be found roaming in a random acre and will give the player a decorative Bottle Rocket if he is spoken to; in the original Japanese release, he instead gives the player a Three-Foot Ball. Redd will set up a stall by the lake selling handheld items for 480 Bells. He can sell either balloons, pinwheels, or fans, and which one he sells changes each Fireworks Festival.
In Wild World and City Folk
In Animal Crossing: Wild World, the fireworks once again occur every Saturday in August at 7 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.
In New Leaf
|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.
In New Horizons
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 accessible 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. If the player trips while running and holding their balloon, they will lose their balloon.
The Fireworks Festival being announced in Animal Crossing.
The Firework Show starting on a Southern Hemisphere island in New Horizons
- In a gameplay video for Animal Crossing shown at E3 2002, a Fireworks Festival is shown taking place on a Saturday in August like in the Japanese version, rather than on July 4 like in the final international release.
- 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 it 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
- neopokekun (July 6, 2007). "Animal Crossing E3 2002". Retrieved November 29, 2020.