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This article is about the season. For the painting based on Giuseppe Arcimboldo's Summer, see Jolly Painting.
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Artwork of summer from New Horizons
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Summer in the Animal Crossing series is a season that starts on June 1 and ends on August 31. In the Southern Hemisphere in New Horizons, summer starts at December 1 and ends on February 28 (or 29th on leap years).

The setting of summer is where the trees and grass are at their greenest. The weather is mainly sunny with the possibility of rainfall towards the middle of June / December to early July / January. In games prior to New Horizons, the sunshine allows for the player to receive a tan when stood outside for long periods of time without holding an umbrella.

Halfway through June in the Northern Hemisphere, heavy rainfall with possibly of thunderstorms will appear frequently and will last through the early part of July. For the rest of July / January, it is hot and dry, with occasional small bursts of rain. Neighbors during this period will complain that it is too hot. In August / February, it is usually humid and neighbors will complain about the "stickyness." It will sometimes rain, but when it does, it is usually around the end of the day or the afternoon. This usually brings up the chances of encountering a rainbow on these dates. By the end of season, the trees and the grass will turn into a deeper or darker shade of green which will deteriorate as the next season begins.

In New Horizons, beaches will occasionally spawn Summer Shells to use in DIY recipes. Additionally for the Southern Hemisphere, from December 15 to January 6, all existing cedar trees will be decorated with lights, and when shaken, produces Red, Blue, and Gold Ornaments for DIY projects. Rain occurs infrequently during this time in part due to festivities with Toy Day and New Years.


Below is a list of events during summer, what happens during each, in which game, and when. Note that hemispheres are only accounted for in New Horizons.

Event Dates (In 2022 when applicable) Games Description
Fishing Tourney Animal Crossing:
June 5,  12,  19, and  26
New Horizons (Northern Hemisphere):
July 9
New Horizons (Southern Hemisphere):
January 8
Animal Crossing
New Horizons
Chip (or C.J. in New Horizons) will set up a stall in the Plaza. Prior to New Horizons, Chip will challenge the villagers of the town to catch the biggest fish (either overall or a specific type of fish). In New Horizons, C.J. will ask players to catch as many fish as possible within a 3 minute time range. The Fishing Tourney lasts from 9 A.M. to 6 P.M., after which the winner is rewarded a trophy (or in New Horizons, the player can continue redeeming points for fish swag until 8 P.M.).
Bug-Off Wild World:
June 19, July 17, August 21, and September 18
City Folk/New Leaf:
June 18, July 16, August 20, and September 17
New Horizons (Northern Hemisphere):
June 25, July 23, August 27, and September 24
New Horizons (Southern Hemisphere):
January 15, February 19, November 19, and December 17
Wild World
City Folk
New Leaf
New Horizons
Nat (or Tortimer in Wild World and Flick in New Horizons) will set up a stall in the plaza. In games prior to New Horizons, Nat (or Tortimer) 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. In New Horizons, Flick will ask players to catch as many bugs as possible within a three-minute time range. The Bug-Off lasts from 9 AM (or 12 PM in Wild World) to 6 PM, after which the winner is rewarded a trophy (or in New Horizons, the player can continue redeeming points for bug artifacts until 8 PM).
Camping Season June, July, and August 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 special furniture. But, to earn it, they have to play a game.
Wedding Season June New Horizons Harvey will ask the player to take anniversary photos of Reese and Cyrus's wedding in Harv's Island. Players are rewarded with heart crystals which can be used to purchase wedding furniture from Cyrus.
Flea Market Wild World: June 4 and July 2
City Folk: June 26 and July 24
Wild World
City Folk
Players can visit villager's homes and buy selected items of furniture. Likewise, villagers can visit the player's house and buy items from them, at a price set by the player. The Flea Market will not occur during August due to the Fireworks Show.
Father's Day June 19 City Folk
New Leaf
Fathers across the world are celebrated. In New Leaf, a letter from Dad will arrive in the mail, including a red carnation.
Summer Solstice June 21 City Folk (Europe)
New Leaf
The longest day in the player's town/island. In City Folk Tortimer stands outside the town hall and will give the player an espresso maker. In New Leaf, the sun will never set even at midnight on this day and Isabelle will be in the Event plaza, giving the player a pair of Ladder Shades.
La-Di-Day July 9 Wild World On this day, the player can hear villagers' suggestions for a new town tune. After the tune is sung to the player, they can decide whether or not they want it saved as the town's new melody.
Yay Day July 24 Wild World Villagers swap compliments with the player, and may refer to them infrequently after the event.
Morning Aerobics July 25 to August 31 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 Doubutsu no Mori/Wild World:
August 6,  13,  20, and  27
Animal Crossing:
July 4
City Folk/New Leaf/New Horizons (Northern Hemisphere):
August 7,  14,  21, and  28
Animal Crossing
Wild World
City Folk
New Leaf
New Horizons
The summer nights come alive in the town with a fireworks display. A sparkler can be obtained by talking to Tortimer. In New Leaf and New Horizons, Isabelle will give the player special items in the Plaza. Redd will also be there to sell special fortune cookies in New Leaf or raffles in New Horizons for items.
Meteor Shower August 12 Animal Crossing Watch the meteor shower and talk to Tortimer, who will give the player something for attending.
Toy Day December 24 (Southern Hemisphere) New Horizons On December 24th, Jingle will wander around the player's island all day, and he'll ask the player to distribute presents to villagers. The days leading up to Toy Day the players can purchase toys from Nook's Cranny and festive clothing.
Countdown December 31 (Southern Hemisphere) New Horizons Isabelle and Tom Nook will stand outside in the plaza with a large countdown clock, as it counts down the seconds till midnight and is adorned with flashing lights. In the final hour, villagers will talk about their past year, and the music will change several times, building in tension in the last minute with a beep for every second. After midnight, fireworks will go off in the sky and residents will wish the player a Happy New Years.

Nook Shopping seasonal events (New Horizons)[edit]

The following is a list of events celebrated through the Nook Shopping app in New Horizons.

Event Dates Items Hemisphere Description
Shōgatsu January 1 to 15 Kadomatsu NH Icon.png
Kagamimochi NH Icon.png
New Year's Shimekazari NH Icon.png
New Year's Shimekazari
Southern "Japanese tradition has it that Toshigami-sama, a god of the new year, visits each house on the first of the year to bless it. The kadomatsu is like a signpost to welcome him in." (Kadomatsu)

"In Japan, kagami-mochi ("mirror mochi") is set out as an offering to Toshigami-sama. On January 11th, you break the mochi apart and eat it, sharing out the spirit contained within for good health." (Kagamimochi)

"Shime-kazari are Japanese rope decorations said to purify the home. They welcome Toshigami-sama in and keep impurities out. Place one on your door to protect yourself from misfortune!" (New Year's Shimekazari)

New Year's Day January 1 to 15 Olivier Salad NH Icon.png
Olivier Salad
2021 Celebratory Arch NH Icon.png
2021 Celebratory Arch
Yut Nori NH Icon.png
Yut Nori
Zodiac Ox Figurine NH Icon.png
Zodiac Ox Figurine
Southern "This salad, a staple of New Year's celebrations in Russia, came about at the end of the 19th century. It was invented by Lucien Olivier, but since his recipe wasn't publicized, nobody knows the "official" way to make it." (Olivier Salad)

"An arch bearing the Gregorian calendar's number for the new year. If you pass beneath this arch while carrying your hopes and dreams in your heart, you're certain to have a good year!" (2021 Celebratory Arch)

"Yut Nori is a traditional Korean board game. Instead of dice, it is played with wooden sticks called "yuts." Play it with family on New Year's, but don't get so into it that you have the first fight of the year!" (Yut Nori)

"Some folks put out zodiac figurines or statuettes to protect their houses and invite good luck throughout the year. Leave out this decoration for good fortune!" (Zodiac Ox Figurine)

Big Game Celebration January 15 to February 15 Football Cheer Megaphone NH Icon.png
Football Cheer Megaphone
Fiery Cheer Megaphone NH Icon.png
Fiery Cheer Megaphone
Starry Cheer Megaphone NH Icon.png
Starry Cheer Megaphone
Glittery Cheer Megaphone NH Icon.png
Glittery Cheer Megaphone
Football Rug NH Icon.png
Football Rug
Southern "Whether a championship is on the line or it's a showdown with a rival team, folks love to get into the spirit of the competition with all kinds of football-themed decor and game-day accessories. Go, team!"
Setsubun January 25 to February 3 Bean-Tossing Kit NH Icon.png
Bean-Tossing Kit
Southern "Mainly celebrated in Japan. People throw beans outside as they shout, "Oni wa soto, fuku wa uchi!" This is said to ward off "demons," such as sickness and disaster, and invite a year of good health and peace."
Groundhog Day January 25 to February 2 Resetti Model NH Icon.png
Resetti Model
Southern "Every year, a special groundhog emerges from its burrow on February 2nd. Legend says if it sees its own shadow, winter will continue for another six weeks. If it doesn't see its shadow, spring will arrive early!"
Valentine's Day February 1 to 14 Chocolate Heart (Milk Chocolate) NH Icon.png
Chocolate Heart
Heart-Shaped Bouquet (Red) NH Icon.png
Heart-Shaped Bouquet
Southern "February 14th is Valentine's Day. Celebrated worldwide, people give cards, chocolates, flowers, and other gifts to sweethearts and to others who may be dear to them."
Lunar New Year February 10 to 17 Lunar New Year Decoration NH Icon.png
Lunar New Year Decoration
Lucky Red Envelope NH Icon.png
Lucky Red Envelope
Southern "The beginning of the lunisolar new year is celebrated in many parts of Asia. Hanging certain red and gold decorations is said to bring peace, happiness, or good fortune!" (Lunar New Year Decoration)

"The start of the lunisolar new year is celebrated in many parts of Asia. In some areas, such as China, children are given red envelopes filled with money to wish for their good health. Don't spend it all in one place!" (Lucky Red Envelope)

Seollal February 10 to 17 Bokjumeoni Lucky Pouch NH Icon.png
Bokjumeoni Lucky Pouch
Southern "The start of the lunisolar new year is celebrated in many parts of Asia. In South Korea, children are given small bags filled with money to wish for their good health. Don't spend it all in one place!"
Father's Day June 1 to 30 Thank-You Dad Mug NH Icon.png
Thank-You Dad Mug
Thank-You Dad Apron (Black) NH Icon.png
Thank-You Dad Apron
Northern "Father's Day is when we say, "Thanks for watching out for me, Dad!" But what should go into a gift mug for fathers? How about all your love, for starters?" (Thank-You Dad Mug)

"Father's Day is when we say, "Thanks for watching out for me, Dad!" Although the holiday is celebrated at different times around the world, the gratitude and respect for dads is the same everywhere." (Thank-You Data Apron)

International Children's Day June 1 to 15 Handmade Cape NH Icon.png
Handmade Cape
Handmade Crown NH Icon.png
Handmade Crown
Northern "This event is for celebrating children growing up in good health, while thanking those who raised them. If you've ever been a good kid or raised one, flip your cape in a superhero way!" (Handmade Cape)

"This event is for celebrating children growing up in good health, while thanking those who raised them. Those who behold your new crown will be compelled to kneel before your royal...royalness." (Handmade Crown)

Wedding Season June 1 to 30 Nuptial Bell (White) NH Icon.png
Nuptial Bell
Nuptial Doorplate (White - Gold) NH Icon.png
Nuptial Doorplate
Nuptial Ring Pillow (White) NH Icon.png
Nuptial Ring Pillow
Flower-Petal Basket NH Icon.png
Flower-Petal Basket
Northern "There's a saying that June brides will be happy forever, which is perhaps linked to the month of June being named after Juno, the goddess of marriage and birth. Also, June is just a nice month to have a wedding!"
Dragon Boat Festival June 5 to 14 Festival Zongzi NH Icon.png
Festival Zongzi
Northern "Celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth month of the year according to the lunar calendar in parts of East Asia, this holiday is meant to ward off disease. Steamed sticky-rice dumplings are typically served."
Dano Festival June 5 to 14 Surichwi Tteok NH Icon.png
Surichwi Tteok
Northern "Celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth month of the year according to the lunar calendar, in South Korea this holiday is for praying for a bountiful harvest and warding off bad luck."
Summer Solstice June 15 to 21
(Northern Hemisphere)
December 15 to 21
(Southern Hemisphere)
Sunflower Crown NH Icon.png
Sunflower Crown
Sunflower Rug NH Icon.png
Sunflower Rug
Both "The summer solstice is the day with the most daylight all year. Wear this sunflower crown under the never-setting sun and maybe your crush will notice you!" (Sunflower Crown)

"The summer solstice is the day with the most daylight all year. But every day is sure to feel sunny and bright with this sunflower-motif rug around!" (Sunflower Rug)

Tanabata July 1 to 7 Bamboo Grass NH Icon.png
Bamboo Grass
Northern "Celebrated on July 7th, this is the one day that the deities Orihime and Hikoboshi—represented by the stars Vega and Altair—can meet. Write a wish on tanzaku paper, hang it from bamboo, and wish on the stars!"
Marine Day July 8 to 22 Ship-Wheel Door Decoration NH Icon.png
Ship-Wheel Door Decoration
Northern "This Japanese holiday celebrates the many blessings that the sea provides. It is a day to acknowledge the role of the ocean in cultural exchange, trade, and prosperity for a country surrounded on all sides by water."
Le 14 juillet July 10 to 20 Phrygian Cap (Red) NH Icon.png
Phrygian Cap
Northern "The city of Paris celebrates this holiday with a large military parade followed by a spectacular fireworks show at night. This cap is a symbol of freedom in the style of those worn during the French Revolution."
Cowboy Festival July 15 to August 15 Rodeo-Style Springy Ride-On NH Icon.png
Rodeo-Style Springy Ride-On
Northern "Many countries have their own cowboy-themed celebrations, but this one is inspired by Brazilian traditions. We hope this springy ride-on toy will help you get into the spirit!"
Cowherd & Weaver Girl Day August 5 to 14 Orihime Outfit NH Icon.png
Orihime Outfit
Hikoboshi Outfit NH Icon.png
Hikoboshi Outfit
Northern "Based on the star-crossed story of two lovers who were only allowed to meet once per year. Perhaps you'll think of reuniting with someone dear to you when you wear this special outfit."
Obon August 10 to 16 Eggplant Cow NH Icon.png
Eggplant Cow
Cucumber Horse NH Icon.png
Cucumber Horse
Northern "Celebrated mainly in Japan, it is said that ancestral spirits will visit the living beginning on August 13th, arriving on creatures made from cucumber and eggplant before departing once more on the 16th."
Ōmisoka December 26 to 31 New Year's Noodles NH Icon.png
New Year's Noodles
Southern "In Japan, many celebrate the new year with toshikoshi-soba ("year-passing soba") for good luck. The noodles' length is a symbol of long life, and the ease of cutting them represents cutting away misfortunes."
Silvester December 26 to 31 Berliner NH Icon.png
Southern "A Berliner Pfannkuchen is a type of German pastry filled with jam and topped with sugar—not unlike a jelly donut. They're available year-round, but are a traditional treat in Germany for New Year's celebrations."
Nochevieja December 26 to 31 Twelve-Grape Dish NH Icon.png
Twelve-Grape Dish
Southern "You eat las doce uvas de la suerte ("the 12 grapes of luck") at midnight on New Year's Eve for good fortune. As the bell tolls 12, you eat one grape for each ring. That's not a lot of time to eat 12 grapes!"
New Year's Eve December 26 to 31 Sparkling Cider NH Icon.png
Sparkling Cider
Southern "No party to celebrate the new year is complete without everybody raising a glass of sparkling cider together. Reflect on the past year and wish everyone a good year to come… Cheers!"


Artwork of summer from New Leaf


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These are the fish and bugs that appear during summer.