Skip to main content

Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ spring update brings new versions of old events

The next Animal Crossing: New Horizons update lands on Nintendo Switch on Wednesday, April 28. As part of this seasonal update, players will be able to participate in updated versions of May Day, International Museum Day, and Wedding Season.

Seasonal events with new twists are on the way! Learn more about the next free update for #AnimalCrossing: New Horizons, available on 4/28. #ACNH

— Isabelle (@animalcrossing) April 26, 2021

May Day runs from April 29 to May 7 this year. Players will be able to tour an “interesting island” that includes a large maze, which can be explored to collect items. From May 18 to May 31, New Horizons will celebrate International Museum Day. Much like last year, this will once again include the Stamp Rally event, which sends players through the museum on a hunt for stamps. The stamp card itself looks different this year, though the event itself seems to be unchanged.

In celebration of Reese and Cyrus’ wedding anniversary, New Horizons will host Wedding Season, which lasts for the entire month of June. Throughout this event, the community is encouraged to visit Harvey’s Island to take fancy wedding photos with Reese and Cyrus. Wedding-themed items will be available from Nook Shopping and Able Sisters throughout June.

Of course, the update features new seasonal items, including some for Mother’s Day, “Cheese Rolling,” and more. Be sure to check Nook Shopping to see what’s in store.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons launched for Nintendo Switch in March 2020 and went on to become one of the fastest-selling games on the platform. In fact, as of December 2020, it is the second-bestselling Nintendo Switch game at 31.18 million units sold, trailing only Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (which sits at 33.41 millions units).

Editors' Recommendations

Joseph Yaden
Joseph Yaden is a freelance journalist who covers loves Nintendo, shooters, and horror games. He mostly covers game guides…
Cold Stone’s Nintendo-themed ice cream sundaes are a sweet way to beat the heatwave
Nintendo's three Cold Stone ice cream flavors.

It's the hottest summer on record, and gamers are looking for ways to cool themselves down (and their consoles, as both Nintendo and Valve have warned that their systems can overheat). To help beat the heat, Cold Stone is selling Nintendo-themed ice cream sundaes inspired by Kirby and the Forgotten Land, Mario Party Superstars, and Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Naturally, I had to review them. For journalistic purposes, of course.

Read more
For classic RPGs, what’s old is new in 2022
Chrono Cross' main characters sail on a boat.

For years, niche audiences and fan translations kept excitement around Japanese RPGs, some of which never released in North America, alive. Now, companies like Square Enix are taking notice by reviving games and franchises that mainstream American audiences might not know about.

While this trend was bubbling for a few years, it came to a head in the February 9 Nintendo Direct. Square Enix announced four remasters or remakes of retro JRPGs, two of which were never released in North America before. Going forward, it looks like the key to the genre's continued success may be looking to the past, and Square Enix is the shining example of that philosophy in action.

Read more
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Turkey Day guide

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is celebrating the second Turkey Day event this year on November 25. Seasonal events are some of the most exciting reasons to jump back into the game for their unique and time-limited tasks, but mostly for the special rewards you can earn that you otherwise couldn't get your hands on. With the most recent 2.0 patch and DLC already having been released and marking the end of any substantial additions coming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons, these events are even more important to participate in to keep the game, and your island, feeling fresh.

Turkey Day is a not-too-subtle reference to Thanksgiving but renamed so that players around the world will be able to associate with it. Also, the key new character for Turkey Day is himself a turkey, so the name feels quite appropriate. Last year offered a ton of great rewards for helping to whip up some seasonal dishes, and we expect this year to be quite similar. However, with cooking now being a part of the normal gameplay, there may be a few surprises in store when the 25th rolls around. If you want to get a (turkey) leg up on what to expect from this year's Turkey Day in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, here's a full guide on how to prepare.

Read more