January 1st: New Year's Day is held in honor of the New Year. During this holiday, the villagers congregate in front of the Wishing Well for the festivities. If you visit the Wishing Well between 6:00am and 11:00am, Mayor Tortimer will give you advice for the year and a new diary as a present. Make sure you don't stay up partying too late the night before—this event is for the early morning only! Additionally, Katrina will have a table set up near the Wishing Well where you can play her "sunshine lottery" activity. It's worth trying your luck at Katrina's table; this is the only time all year where all you stationery completionist can receive Fortune Paper. In Wild World: The fireworks display will last until 6.00 a.m. Tortimer will give you a Fortune if you speak to him in the Town Plaza. A letter from your Mother containing 10,000 Bells will arrive in the post. In Animal Crossing:City Folk, there is a Countdown, and at midnight there is a party, and Jan 1st, you can receive a New years Shirt, limited to that day and year, and they cannot be bought at Tanuki Goods.
January (4th Sunday): In Animal Crossing: Wild World, Yay Day will happen in town. on Yay Day everyone exchanges compliments.
January (Third Saturday): In Animal Crossing: City Folk, Chip will host a fishing tourney for a specific fish. He will eat all fish that you give him to measure, even if it isn't the specific fish. The villager or player with the largest fish wins the trophy! There are two kinds of tourney, one with no species limit, just the largest fish, the other kind, is the largest fish of a particular species.
January (Fourth Sunday): Every first Saturday in Animal Crossing: Wild World, and every fourth Sunday in Animal Crossing: City Folk, is the flea market. On this day, the player can sell items in their house for double what Nook would take them for. The player can also go into other villagers homes and purchase items.(You can't buy or sell when you have guests.) NOTE: The Flea Market doesn't happen in Animal Crossing and Animal Forest.
February 2nd: Like the real holiday, a few villagers will gather to see if the local groundhog will predict winter, else the long awaited spring. At around 7 A.M., your villagers will congregate around the Wishing Well. Chat with your villagers until 8 A.M., when Mr. Resetti makes a cameo apperance as "the groundhog." If you talk to Tortimer after the ceremonies he will give you one of many flower models in honor of the occasion. You will have to attend this event more than once to receive all the flower models in the game.
February (on 3rd Saturday): There are two kinds of tourney in City Folk, just like in January, a no species limit, and a species limit contest. There is only one kind in Wild World, no species limit.
February 14th: A week or two before the holiday, your villagers will start hinting that they intend to send out chocolates to a special someone. Pete, the pelican who delivers the mail, also posts to the bulletin board advising you to clear out your mailbox to assure that all your Valentines arrive in a timely manner. This is good advice—mail in excess of what your box can hold will disappear. So clean out that junk mail!
On Valentine's Day, you will receive letters from all of the animals in your town of the opposite gender. Each of the three male or female personality types can write two different kinds of letters. Thus, each gender can receive up to twelve different Valentines from their villagers. Each villager will attach a gift to their letter. What you receive in the mail depends on your relationship with that villager. It pays to be nice and run lots of errands in the early part of February; shirts are given for so-so to poor relationships, but furniture is given if you and the animal are good friends. The day after the holiday, Pete will make another post saying that he is done delivering Valentines, but wonders when he'll start receiving any. You will get a chocolate heart from a villager who really likes you.
February (2nd week): In accordance with Bright Nights tradition, villagers decorate their houses with bright lights. In recent years, however, villagers have become so ambitious that a competition has evolved. The player is the judge of the villagers' decorations. Walk around nightly to check out the spectacle and then visit the Town Hall to talk to Tortimer. When you first talk to him each day, he will ask you what you think of the lights in the town. If you answer "Gorgeous!", he'll ask you to pick which villager's lights you like best. Your last chance to vote is on Saturday. When you choose, Tortimer will tease and ask cheekily if you have a crush on that person. On Sunday, Tortimer will name the villager who received the most votes the Bright Star of the festival. Make sure to notify the winner as well! Some extremely ecstatic winners have been known to give gifts to the judge as thanks.
February 23rd: On this event in Animal Crossing: City Folk, Pavé, the only pecock in the game, will visit town. He can be found dancing outside of the Town Hall. When the player talks to him, he will request 3 pieces of a certain color of candy. If you bring him this color candy, you will receive an item from the Pavé series. This can be done until the player runs out of candy to give to him.The way to get candy is to play games with other villagers, who will give colored candy at random, if you win. if you lose,they will take a piece of your candy. if you have no candy, they will take bells, and then items.
March 20th or 21st: The Spring Sports Fair has a number of different events that you can watch. Cheer on your favorite villager as he or she engages in races, tug-of-war, or ball. If you show up early enough, you can participate in the day's first event, gymnastics. Utilizing the C stick (the yellow joystick) will allow you to perform a variety of different tricks. If you track down the mayor during the sports fair he will give you the Spring Medal to commemorate the occasion. You don't even need to win anything! A schedule of events is listed below.
- 9am- Gymnastics
- 11am- Foot Race
- 1pm- Ball Game
- 3pm- Tug-of-War
March 7: Festivale is a Spring event that happens in February or March depending on the year. Pavé hosts the event in front of Town Hall. During the event, confetti will be raining down from the sky. As some neighbors will tell you, there will be no snow or rain during the entire day. Festivale is quoted (by Nintendo Power) as an 'all-day festival of colour, costumes and craziness!'
April 1st: April Fool's is as treacherous in Animal Crossing series as it is in real life. When you chat with the animals on this day, they will do their best to try and fool you with tall tales and a variety of pranks and tricks. Mayor Tortimer is the worst of them all; when you head to the Wishing Well he gives you an item called "Super Tortimer" which he claims is a playable NES game. However, when you take it to your house to try it out it won't work.
April 5th - 7th: Your town undergoes an incredible change during the Cherry Blossom Festival. Regardless of whether or not you have planted cherry trees in your town, all deciduous trees will burst into pink bloom. All your villagers become very excited about this sudden transformation and if you visit the mayor he will explain more about the festival and its meaning to the town. At the end of his explanation, Tortimer will give you the pink tree model.
April 8: Only for Animal Crossing: City Folk. Easter day is when Zipper T. Bunny the rabbit comes to your town. Then you go around searching for the hidden eggs burried within your town. When opening them you can either get candy, and or a golden foil. With that foil you exchange it, and end up getting Bunny Day furniture!
April 22nd: Nature day is a happy-feely event in honor of the general greenery in your town. The mayor will give you sage advice if you talk to him about nature, accompanied by a tree model.
May 1st: When May rolls around, thoughts turn to clean houses. Today is the day to give your house a thorough cleaning. If you talk to Tortimer today, he will give you a model of the dump (an apt reward in light of the holiday).
May (4th Monday): Sell the items to your animals for a nice price or visit their house for a nice price.
June (2nd Friday): Although we typically celebrate this day in real life when one graduates from a school, the Animal Crossing holiday is for generic graduations. Today is the day where your villagers commemorate all the hard work and progress you have made so far in the game. If you talk to the Mayor, he will present you with a model of the Able Sister's Tailor Shop for all your hard work.
June (3rd Sunday): Grab your nets and get ready to swing and swoosh your way to victory. Turn in the bug worth the most points by 6:00 p.m for a trophy!
June (3rd Sunday): Although Dad is not quite as avid as a writer as Mom, he will still write on this important day. If you talk to Tortimer (the closest available fatherly-type) he will give you a locomotive model. Woo woo!
June (Every Sunday): Every Sunday in June, Chip the beaver will host a fishing tournament where you can win furniture for record breaking fish. Chip will give you a prize for every fish you turn in to him that beats the previous record for the day. Start with your smallest fish first in order to maximize the loot. If you plan to fish on the day of the tourney, wake up early in the morning when the big fish are biting. However, fish caught before the tourney can also be turned over to Chip for prizes. It's a good idea to store fish in advance of the Tourney. If you have the record at the end of the day you will receive an additional gift in the mail. Talk to the mayor at any time during the Tourney to receive the angler trophy.
June (4th Monday): Sell the items to your villagers for a nice price or visit their house for a nice price.
July 4th: Coinciding with American Independence day, your Animal Crossing series town will hold a fireworks show in the evening. Head down to the lake between 7:00pm and 9:00pm to see a spectacular fireworks display. Crazy Redd will set up a stand at the event where he will sell a variety of pinwheels, fans and balloons. If you are interested in an inventory of these items, please consult the Master Item List. If you find the mayor among the festivities he will give you a bottle rocket for your trouble.
July 25th - August 31st: Is an event that occurs only in Animal Crossing titles for the Gamecube. Speak to Tortimer the Mayor to receive a special event card. Every morning during this time Copper will conduct Morning Aerobics. Be sure to have your event card stamped every time you attend an event. If you get your card stamped at 14 morning aerobics sessions Tortimer will reward you with a special aerobics radio that will enable you to perform the exercises in your house. A list of aerobics moves performed at Morning Aerobics follows (all moves use the C stick)
- Straighten Your Back- Down then Up
- Roll Your Arms- Rotate Upper Semicircle
- Straighten Your Side- Hold Up and Left or Up and Right
- Twist Your Body- Hold Left or Hold Right
- Throw Out Your Chest- Hold Down and Left or Hold Down and Right
- Rotate Your Body- Full Rotation
- Leap- Hold Up
- Practice Deep Breathing- Press Down then Up
July (3rd Sunday): The Bug-Off is a bug catching competition that is held during the Summer in Animal Crossing: City Folk. The event takes place in the months of June, July, August and September, because these are the months in which a majority of the large insects appear - such as the Oak Silk Moth and the Birdwing Butterfly. The event runs from 9am until 6pm.
July (Random Day - Consult your calendar): Your Hometown Day is a fictional Animal Crossing holiday meant to celebrate your town and all its unique aspects. During this day, Tortimer will give you a train station model. There are fifteen train station models in the game to match the fifteen different stations you could possibly get when you first initialize your town. Of course, you will receive the model that looks like your personal train station.
July (4th Monday): Sell the items to your villagers for a nice price or visit their house for a nice price.
August (Every Saturday): This only happens from 7:00 P.M. to Midnight. Two items are available from your mayor. This is only in Animal Crossing: Wild World and Animal Crossing: City Folk. For further info, See Fireworks Show.
August 12th: If you go to the lake between 6:00pm and 9:00pm you will be able to watch a meteor shower in the skies overhead. Make sure you talk to the mayor on your way home to receive a telescope.
August 21st: Founder's Day is in honor of the founder of your Animal Crossing town. As usual, Mayor Tortimer will have wise thoughts to bestow upon you regarding the founding of your village. He has a strange gift to give you today: a weed model.
August (3rd Sunday): The Bug-Off is a bug catching competition that is held during the Summer in Animal Crossing: City Folk. The event takes place in the months of June, July, August and September, because these are the months in which a majority of the large insects appear - such as the Oak Silk Moth and the Birdwing Butterfly. The event runs from 9am until 6pm.
August (All Month): This event started in July and continues through the end of the month. See July for more details about this event.
September (1st Monday): The mayor has been keeping an eye on your "labor" (progress in game) and would like to offer you the shop model as a gift. So make sure you go see him sometime during the day in celebration of all the hard work you've been doing to pay off your loan.
The harvest is finished just in time for the full moon. Will the rare occurence bring mysterious wonders? Track down Tortimer for the full scoop. He will present you with a bale of wheat (US only), a veggie basket (Europe), or a Dango (Japan).
September 23rd or 24th: Is an event that only occurs in Animal Crossing titles for the Gamecube. Just like the Spring Sports Fair you can't participate in the events except gymnastics, but you can watch the other villagers. Make sure you talk to the mayor to receive you autumn medal. During the gymnastics you can use the C stick to do aerobics. See the Spring Sports Fair event for additional details.
- 9am- Gymnastics
- 11am- Foot Race
- 1pm- Ball Game
- 3pm- Tug-of-War
September (3rd Sunday): The Bug-Off is a bug catching competition that is held during the Summer in Animal Crossing: City Folk. The event takes place in the months of June, July, August and September, because these are the months in which a majority of the large insects appear - such as the Oak Silk Moth and the Birdwing Butterfly. The event runs from 9am until 6pm.
September (Consult your calendar): Is an event that only occurs in the Animal Crossing titles for the Gamecube. You'll have to check the in-game calendar or the bulletin board to find the exact date of this event because it changes every year. This event can occur in September or October. If you go down to the lake on the day of the Harvest Moon Festival between 6:00pm and 9:00pm you can see the full moon reflected in the water. The mayor will kindly give you an enormous model of the moon for your very own in honor of the occasion.
September (4th Monday): Sell the items to your villagers for a nice price or visit their house for a nice price.
October (2nd Saturday):Lets get ready to catch some fishes with your fishing rod and win a trophy!
October (2nd Monday): A take-off the American holiday, Columbus Day, Explorer's Day celebrates exploration of new lands and exploration of a more personal nature. The mayor will be at the well today to give you a gift appropriate for the occasion: a bottled ship. Make sure you talk to him before 6:00pm or you'll miss out.
October 15th - 25th: Every day during Mushrooming Season, five mushrooms will appear at 8:00am. Every fifteen minutes after 8:00am a mushroom will disappear (as it has been found by a villager). You'll have to get up early and look hard if you want to beat the crowd. You can sell mushrooms to Tom for 5,000 bells each.
October (Consult your calendar): See the September listing for details about this event and your personal calendar for the exact date. This event can occur in either September or October.
October (4th Sunday): Sell the items to your villagers for a nice price or visit their house for a nice price.
October 31st: On Halloween the villagers will dress up to look exactly like Jack (the pumpkinhead). Each one wears a blue shirt and a pumpkin on his or her head. However, Jack is also in your town. To protect your candy from your villagers (which you want to save for Jack) hide pieces in your letter slots until you can locate the true "King of Halloween." Unlike the other villagers, Jack won't run after you demanding candy. Search around town until you find the pumpkinhead who seems to ignore you. If you approach him and give him candy he will give you a piece of the Spooky Series. For a full listing of Spooky items, check the Master Item List.
How do you get candy, though? You can buy it in Tom Nook's store during October. Make sure to buy a lot in order to get the entire set. You can also give it to villagers. Villagers who are spurned will play tricks on you, however; they change your clothes into rags, or a random item into a jack in the box. Make sure that you keep your good clothing and precious items in the house tonight! If you correctly identify the mayor he will give you a model of Katrina's Tent.
November (1st Tuesday): Is an event that only occurs in the Animal Crossing titles for the Gamecube. This event is a knock-off of election day. Instead of voting, the Mayor does his duty and rewards everyone who speaks to him. Today's goodie is a well model!
November 11th: Is an event that only occurs in the Animal Crossing titles for the Gamecube. November is the month for appreciating the town's public servants. Today celebrates Cooper and Booker's various deeds and contributions to the town. Talk to the mayor to receive a police station model.
November (Every Sunday): Chip will host a fishing tournament where you can win big prizes. You will receive a prize as long as the fish you catch is bigger than the current record for the day. Talk to the mayor on one of those days to receive the fishing trophy. See the section on the Summer Fishing Tourney for more detailed information.
November (4th Thursday): The Harvest Festival is the Animal Crossing series equivalent of American Thanksgiving. If you show up at the Wishing Well between 3:00pm and 9:00pm you can watch a "tasty" story unfold. Franklin the turkey realizes he's in trouble when the mayor invites him for dinner; or rather to be dinner. Franklin will hide behind things and wait for you to bring him pieces of silverware from the banquet by the well. Removing the silverware removes the threat of him becoming dinner. For each piece you bring you will receive one piece of harvest furniture. Make sure to talk to the mayor to receive a cornucopia item.
November (4th Friday): Is an event that only occurs in the Animal Crossing titles for the Gamecube. Tom Nook will sell grab bags at his store instead of the normal goods he carries. Each grab bag will have three items in them. The grab bags may contain pinwheels, items that can only be obtained today or during the Fireworks Show. Each grab bag is sold for a low price, but the deal, of course varies. Redd will also set up shop selling many different items. If you remember to talk to the mayor he will give you the market model.
Sunday (4th Sunday): Villagers who are in their houses will be selling anything in their houses, with some exceptions. In order to be able to purchase something from a villager or to sell something to a villager, you must offer approximately half the purchasing price at Tom Nook's.
December 1st: You may have observed snow in November if you were lucky enough, but December 1 celebrates the coming storms of December. Usually, December 1 will be the first day of the year you will see snow in Animal Crossing. If you speak to the mayor today he will give you a model snowman. Snow will not stick to the ground until after December 10.
December (3rd Sunday):There are two kinds of tourney in City Folk, just like in January, a no species limit, and a species limit contest. There is only one kind in Wild World, Species limit.
December 23rd: Today is a day where everyone receives lots of toys. Talk to the mayor at the well to receive a miniature car if you are a boy, and a doll if you are a girl. Make sure you catch him before 6:00pm.
December 24th: Jingle the reindeer wanders around town from 8:00pm on December 24 to 1:00am on December 25. If you track him down he will give you a piece of Jingle furniture. If you want more furniture you will have to change into a different outfit and talk to him again. You can only get a maximum of 10 pieces per town regardless of how many characters you have. Once you have talked to Jingle five times in a row in one outfit he will give you a piece of the Jingle Series. When finished, head out of the acre and switch into a different shirt. Go find Jingle again and he will ask you questions; depending on how you reply you will get different furniture. Generally, a response of "Printed" or "Woven" will get you Wallpaper, Carpet, or a Shirt. You can get doubles so you can easily wind up with less than 10 unique pieces. Jingle furniture sells very well but it cannot be re-ordered at Nook's.
December 31st: Head down to the lake to see the big countdown clock count the minutes until the end of the year. Between 11:00pm and 1:00am there will be a fireworks display at the lake as well. Chat with the mayor to receive your very own noisemaker and get a New Year's Shirt.
Camping Season (Summer): Animals may visit your town during the summer months to camp out for a while. If you talk to them they may give you some camping gear.
Bridge Building (Random): The mayor may seek your input on a new bridge once your town contains fifteen villagers. There will be two locations to choose from.
Igloos (Winter): If there is snow on the ground one of the villagers may decide to live in an igloo for the day. Visit them to chat or play special winter games. If you spend enough time in the igloo, you may receive one of several special snowy gifts.
Lighthouse Watching (Winter): The mayor may ask you to light the lighthouse for him for a week during one of the first two months of the year while he is on vacation. If you do it regularly you will receive chocolates and a lighthouse model when he returns.
Your Birthday: On your birthday, you will receive letters in the mail from villagers, and a letter from your mom. When you come outside the morning of your birthday, a random villager will be waiting for you, and will give you a present : birthday cake!