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Get ready for August fireworks and newly added seasonal items

A happy summer to you all! That is, if it’s currently summer where you live. Residents in the Northern Hemisphere might be collecting summer shells, while residents in the Southern Hemisphere might be building a frosty Snowboy. The world is truly a fascinating place!

If you’re new to the Animal Crossing™: New Horizons game, part of the fun is participating in events that happen on your island from time to time. Let’s go over the upcoming events first and then we’ll let you know how you can participate. Please note that you’ll need to download the free update Ver. 1.11.0 (available July 29) to enjoy the upcoming events*.

Upcoming events

Fireworks Shows: Get ready for pretty colors and fun festivities! During the month of August, a fireworks show will be lighting up your island’s sky every Sunday after 7 p.m. You can even design your own fireworks by giving custom design patterns to Isabelle. And while you’re out celebrating, be sure to use Bells to buy in-game raffle tickets from Redd. If you participated in this event last year, please note that you may see some sweet, newly added prizes up for grabs (emphasis on the “sweet” part).

Newly added seasonal items

As always, please check Nook Shopping via Nook Stop in Resident Services for seasonal items. You’ll find a selection of items based on special days.

About Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Relax on a deserted island and create your own paradise as you explore, create, and customize in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Your island getaway has a wealth of natural resources that can be used to craft everything from tools to creature comforts. You can catch bugs at the crack of dawn, chat with charming residents, decorate your paradise, or enjoy sunset on the beach while fishing in the ocean. The time of day and season match real life, so each day on your island is a chance to check in and find surprises all year round. To learn more, visit the official site.

*Players will need to connect to the internet and download the latest update data to access certain in-game content as it becomes available.