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Summer is the time of year when it is warmest. The season starts at June 1 and ends on August 31, reflecting the northern hemisphere's seasons. In Animal Crossing, this is when the trees and grass are at their greenest.


Fireflies flying during the summer nights.

Summer has many events that vary throughout the games.

  • Fishing Tourney (Every Sunday in June, Animal Crossing)- Chip the fishing ace will set up a stall in the Plaza, and will challenge the villagers of the town to catch the biggest fish (overall, or selected type of fish). The competition ends at 6:00 PM, whereupon the winner will receive a trophy. A notice will also be put up on the bulletin board announcing the winner.
  • Camping Season (Throughout summer Animal Crossing)- Animals may visit the player's town during the summer months to camp out for a while. If the player talks to them they may give out some Camping Gear. But, to earn it, they have to play a game.
  • Bug-Off (3rd Saturday, June to September, Wild World, City Folk, and New Leaf)- Nat, (Tortimer in Wild World) the bug expert, will set up a stall outside Town Hall and will challenge the player and other villagers to catch the most interesting insect in terms of color, luster, size and rarity using a point system. The competition ends at 6:00 PM, whereupon the winner will receive a gold trophy. A notice will be put up on the bulletin board.
  • Flea Market (4th Sunday of the month, City Folk)- All villagers in the town (including the player) open up their homes to sell their furniture
  • Father's Day (3rd Sunday of June; City Folk and New Leaf)- Fathers across the world are celebrated. A letter from Dad will arrive in the mail, including a red carnation.
  • Midsummer's Day (Europe) (21st of June, City Folk)- The longest day in the player's town. It is said some areas of the town has the sun set past midnight. Tortimer stands outside the town hall. He will give the player an espresso maker.
  • Summer Solstice (21st of June, New Leaf)- The longest day in the player's town. During this day the sun will never set even at midnight. Isabelle will be in the Event plaza. She will give the player a pair of Ladder Shades.
  • Morning Aerobics (25th of July - 31st of August, Animal Crossing)- Speak to Tortimer to receive a special event card. Every morning, through the event, Copper will host the morning aerobics whereupon the player has their card stamped. Once it has been stamped 14 times, the player will receive a special aerobics radio, to perform the exercises in their own homes. (Copper needs to be spoken to after each event). If the player tilts the C stick on the Gamecube controller in different directions while near the aerobics radio, they can actually do aerobics.
  • Fireworks Show (Every Sunday of August, City Folk, Wild World and New Leaf)- The Sunday nights come alive in the town with a fireworks display. A sparkler can be obtained by talking to Tortimer. In New Leaf, Isabelle will give the player special items in the Event Plaza. Redd will also be there to sell special fortune cookies.
  • Meteor Shower (12 th of August, Animal Crossing)- Watch the meteor shower and talk to Tortimer, who will give the player something for attending.


  • Nat- A chameleon who hosts the Bug-Offs.
  • Chip- A beaver who hosts the Fishing Tourneys.
  • Tortimer- The Mayor who stands outside Town Hall to hand out gifts for special days or events.
  • Isabelle- Gives out items during the Summer Solstice event. She also runs the Fireworks Show on Sundays in August.

Fish and Insects[edit]

These are the fish and bugs that appear during summer.




A bulletin announcing the arrival of warmer weather and the rainy season.

The weather in summer is mainly sunny with the possibility of rainfall towards the end of June/early July. The sunshine allows for the player to receive a tan when stood outside for long periods of time without holding an umbrella.

A bulletin announcing the end of the rainy season and the beginning of the hot, sunny season.

During the end of June, heavy rainfall and thunderstorms will appear with lightning, creating sudden bursts of light on the ground. On the 1st of July, an announcement on the bulletin board will tell villagers and the player in town that the end of the heavy rain is approaching, making way for heavier sunny periods. Through the first part of July, it is muggy and rainy, much like the second half of June. In the second half of July, it is hot and dry. July is one of the hottest months in the summer. In August, it's usually humid and neighbors will complain about the "stickyness". It will sometimes rain, but when it does its usually around the end of the day or the afternoon. In July, neighbors will complain it is too hot. The trees and the grass will turn into a deeper or darker shade of green.