Animal Crossing New Horizons: 2022 Events Guide

A new year has dawned, which means another year to look forward to playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons. This guide will give you a month-by-month look at what's to come in 2022, including Fishing Tourney and Bug Off dates, as well as other events you won't want to miss.

Animal Crossing New Horizons 2022 Events Guide Cover

2022 is here, a whole new year! What is there to look forward to in Animal Crossing: New Horizons this year? There’s plenty going on every month, whether there’s a Fishing Tourney or a Bug Off, or seasonal items to collect. This guide will help you plan your year and keep track of what’s to come.

Events from both the North and South Hemisphere will be included. If an event is exclusive to a hemisphere, it will be noted.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is available on Nintendo Switch. Also available is Happy Home Paradise, the expansion to New Horizons.

Animal Crossing 1st year timelapse

(Video by Drachiii)

JANUARY

The first month of the year goes off with a bang with the New Year’s Countdown at midnight. January also sees the first Fishing Tourney of the year, as well as a Bug Off in the south. The Festive Season ends on the 6th.

Date Event Hemisphere
1st New Year’s Day Both
8th Fishing Tourney Both
15th Bug Off South Only
If you're lucky, you can see some spectacular natural lights in the sky during winter.

If you’re lucky, you can see some spectacular natural lights in the sky during winter.

FEBRUARY

At the very start of February, it’s the celebration of the Lunar New Year. This month also sees Valentine’s Day, as well as the Festivale. In the north, the snow will finally melt on the 25th. The south will have their final Bug Off until later in the year.

Date Event Hemisphere
1st Lunar New Year Both
14th Valentine’s Day Both
19th Bug Off South Only
28th Festivale Both
So long, snow! See you in December!

So long, snow! See you in December!

MARCH

The first month of spring in the north, while the first month of fall in the south. Unfortunately, not a lot is happening this month in either hemisphere, at least in terms of any events. There are a few special celebrations taking place though. This includes Hinamatsuri, Shamrock Day, and Pi Day. You can buy special items related to these celebrations from Nook Shopping.

SHAMROCK DAY! : All Items and Recipes! - ACNH

(Video by DazzaBound)

APRIL

A lot is happening in April. The north enjoys the gorgeous cherry blossoms for the first third of the month. Meanwhile, the south will have maple leaves in the second half. There’s another Fishing Tourney to watch out for. There’s also Bunny Day and Nature Day to celebrate.

Date Event Hemisphere
1st – 10th Cherry Blossom Season North Only
9th Fishing Tourney Both
17th Bunny Day Both
16th – 26th Maple Leaf Season South Only
23rd – May 4th Nature Day Both
April means cherry blossoms (in the north, at least).

April means cherry blossoms (in the north, at least).

MAY

At the start of this month, celebrate May Day, then in the second half, celebrate International Museum Day. In the south, look out for mushrooms as they appear this month.

Date Event Hemisphere
1st – 7th May Day Both
All Month (1st – 31st) Mushroom Season South Only
18th – 31st International Museum Day Both
Animal Crossing New Horizons MAY DAY GUIDE (ALL PRIZES & Everything You NEED To Know! Find ROVER)

(Video by Mayor Mori)

JUNE

It’s June, which means Wedding Season in both hemispheres, while the north enjoys its first Bug Off of the year. If your island is based in the Southern Hemisphere, snow will arrive and settle on the ground on the 10th. Meanwhile, in the north, summer shells will appear on the beaches.

Date Event Hemisphere
All Month (1st – 30th) Wedding Season Both
25th Bug Off North Only
Throughout June, Cyrus and Reese will ask you to take wedding photos of them.

Throughout June, Cyrus and Reese will ask you to take wedding photos of them.

JULY

A quieter month, as there’s only the Fishing Tourney and northern Bug Off to watch out for. There are also a few seasonal items to look out for at Nook Shopping.

Date Event Hemisphere
9th Fishing Tourney Both
23rd Bug Off North Only
Not much is happening this month, but there's the Fishing Tourney to enjoy.

Not much is happening this month, but there’s the Fishing Tourney to enjoy.

AUGUST

Celebrate the last month of summer/winter (depending on the hemisphere) with weekly Fireworks Shows. You get four chances to enjoy these marvelous light displays, so catch them while you can. There’s another Bug Off for the north, too. In the Southern Hemisphere, the snow will melt later this month (it should be the 25th).

Date Event Hemisphere
Every Sunday (7th, 14th, 21st, 28th) Fireworks Show Both
27th Bug Off North Only
Enjoy the hot sun in the summer.

Enjoy the hot sun in the summer.

SEPTEMBER

Another quiet month, except the north will have its last Bug Off of the year. Also in the north, you can start collecting acorns and pine cones, which you can gather until December 10th.

Date Event Hemisphere
24th Bug Off North Only
September is a quieter month, but look out for seasonal content, plus the north Bug Off.

September is a quieter month, but look out for seasonal content, plus the north Bug Off.

OCTOBER

If you’re playing in the southern hemisphere, it’s your turn to enjoy the beautiful cherry blossoms. There’s a Fishing Tourney to look out for, and don’t forget Halloween at the end of the month.

Date Event Hemisphere
1st – 10th Cherry Blossom Season South Only
8th Fishing Tourney Both
31st Halloween Both
Wrap up warm and enjoy the beautiful fall colors.

Wrap up warm and enjoy the beautiful fall colors.

NOVEMBER

It’s Mushroom Season for the north, as well as the appearance of maple leaves in the second half. Meanwhile, the south gets their first Bug Off in a while. There’s also Turkey Day to look forward to.

Date Event Hemisphere
All Month (1st – 30th) Mushroom Season North Only
16th – 25th Maple Leaf Season North Only
19th Bug Off South Only
26th Turkey Day Both
Animal Crossing New Horizons: FULL TURKEY DAY GUIDE with TIPS & TRICKS to unlock ALL EVENT ITEMS

(Video by Mayor Mori)

DECEMBER

The final month of the year, when you count down the days to the new year. This is certainly a festive month, with the Festive Season starting on the 15th, with cedar trees decorated with lights that drop Ornaments. Don’t forget Toy Day on the 24th, and prepare for the New Year’s Countdown on the last day. The snow arrives in the north on the 11th. Meanwhile, summer shells appear in the south.

Date Event Hemisphere
17th Bug Off South Only
24th Toy Day Both
31st New Year’s Eve & Countdown Both
15th – January 6th Festive Season Both
It's the season to be ... making Snowboys, and shaking Ornaments off trees.

It’s the season to be … making Snowboys, and shaking Ornaments off trees.

That sums up what to expect in 2022. There’s something in every month to look forward to. Even if there’s not many events going on, there’s always something to keep you busy. There’s fish, bugs, and sea creatures to catch, seasonal items to buy, and birthdays to celebrate. There’s never a dull day in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and 2022 will be no different.

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