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Check out things you should do in August on Animal Crossing New Horizons Switch (ACNH). Includes events in August, fish you can get in August, and bugs you can catch in August!!!

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To-Do List For Other Months

Check Out The Daily Routine Here!

Todo in August - Live & Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

EventsEvent Dates
Fireworks ShowFireworks ShowEvery Sunday In August at 7PM
ReddRedd's RaffleEvery Sunday In August at 7PM
Bug OffBug Off
*North Only
August 22nd
SnowboyLast day to make Snowboy
*South Only
Until August 24th
young spring bambooYoung Spring Bamboo
*South Only
August 25th ~
Summer ShellLast day to get Summer Shells
*North Only
Until August 31st

Fireworks Shows On Every Sunday


Enjoy the beautiful Fireworks Shows happening every Sunday during August. Make your own Fireworks with the custom design and surprise your friends!

Check Out More On Fireworks Shows From Here

Get Festive Items With Redd's Raffle


During this event, Redd will set up a street stall and run a raffle. Purchase his raffle tickets to win festive items!

Learn More On Redd's Raffle From Here

North: Bug Off On August 22nd

Bug Off

If you find yourself in the Northern Hemisphere, you can look forward to a Bug Off bug-catching competition on the August 22nd (Sat). Flick will come to your island and let you participate in a 3 minute bug-catching spree which can be quite profitable for you!

Check Out The Bug Off Here

South: Make Sure You Make Snowboy By August 24th


If you are in the Southern Hemisphere, it will stop snowing around August 25th. Make sure you put together a perfect Snowboy and get Winter Seasonal DIY recipes!

Check Out How To Make A Snowboy Here!

South: Young Spring Bamboo Appears From August 25th

young spring bamboo

Winter has gone and Spring has come. Starting from August 25th, you can find Young Spring Bamboo when striking bamboo. You can also find seasonal DIY recipe which uses bamboo material during this season.

Learn More On Young Spring Bamboo & DIY Recipes From Here

North: Summer Shells Become Unobtainable From August 31st

summer shell

In Northern hemisphere, August 31st will be the last day you can pick up Summer Shells. Make sure you get enough of them to complete all summer DIY recipes. You'll need 30 total to do this, so start saving up!

Learn More On Summer Shells Recipes From Here

Other Events & Visiting Villagers

Note: Some characters only appear after you've successfully unlocked them.

Check Out The Event Calendar Here!

Special Villagers That Visit Randomly

The villagers listed above will visit your island at random times. You can expect to see each one roughly 2-3 times a month!

To-Do In August - DIY Recipes You Should Get

Mermaid Furniture Recipes


Mermaid Furniture recipes will still be available in August. Give Scallops to Pascal and he will reward you with mermaid furniture DIY recipes. Dive underwater and find as many scallops as possible to get every piece of furniture!

Check Out List Of Mermaid Furniture DIY Recipes From Here

Summer Shell Recipes (Northern Hem)

Summer Shells

You won't be able to get Summer Shells after August 31st in the Northern Hemisphere. Make sure you pick up enough Summer Shells on the shores of your island. They are used in DIY Recipes, which can be found in Bottles on the beach or given to you by villagers.

Example: Water Floor

Check Out Summer Shells In Detail

Last Chance To Meet Snowboy (Southern Hem)


In the Southern Hemisphere, it will stop snowing on August 25th. Make sure you meet Snowboy by August 24th to complete Winter Seasonal Recipes.

Snowboy Guide - How To Make Perfect Snowman From Here

Example: Ice Floor

Ice Floor
Check Out Winter Seasonal Recipes Here

Northern Hemisphere: Fish, Bugs, Sea Creatures In August

The following fish and bugs will be unavailable to catch for some time once August ends. Make sure to catch them all!

Fish You Can't Catch After August

NameShadowSell PriceLocationTime
10 No. 10KillifishKillifish

Very SmallVery Small

300PondAll Day
15 No. 15FrogFrog


120PondAll Day
19 No. 19Giant snakeheadGiant snakehead


5500Pond9am ~ 4pm
52 No. 52NapoleonfishNapoleonfish


10000Sea4am ~ 9pm
63 No. 63SquidSquid


500SeaAll Day
Check All The Fish You Can Catch In August

Bugs (Insect) You Can't Catch After August

NameSell PriceTimeLocation
05 No. 5Common bluebottleCommon bluebottle
(Very Common)
3004am ~ 7pmFlying
07 No. 7Great purple emperorGreat purple emperor
30004am ~ 7pmFlowers
09 No. 9Emperor butterflyEmperor butterfly
(Very Common)
40005pm ~ 8amFlowers
26 No. 26Brown cicadaBrown cicada
(Very Common)
2508am ~ 5pmTrees
27 No. 27Robust cicadaRobust cicada
(Very Common)
3008am ~ 5pmTrees
28 No. 28Giant cicadaGiant cicada
(Very Common)
5008am ~ 5pmTrees
30 No. 30Evening cicadaEvening cicada
(Very Common)
5504am ~ 8am, 4pm ~ 7pmTrees
31 No. 31Cicada shellCicada shell
10All DayTrees
40 No. 40Giant water bugGiant water bug
(Very Common)
20007pm ~ 8amWater's Surface
45 No. 45Jewel beetleJewel beetle
(Very Common)
2400All DayTree Stumps
49 No. 49Blue weevil beetleBlue weevil beetle
800All DayPalm Trees
52 No. 52Scarab beetleScarab beetle
1000011pm ~ 8amTrees
53 No. 53Drone beetleDrone beetle
(Very Common)
200All DayTrees
55 No. 55Saw stagSaw stag
2000All DayTrees
56 No. 56Miyama stagMiyama stag
(Very Common)
1000All DayTrees
57 No. 57Giant stagGiant stag
1000011pm ~ 8amTrees
59 No. 59Cyclommatus stagCyclommatus stag
80005pm ~ 8amPalm Trees
60 No. 60Golden stagGolden stag
120005pm ~ 8amPalm Trees
61 No. 61Giraffe stagGiraffe stag
12000N: July ~ Aug
S: Jan ~ Feb
5pm ~ 8am
62 No. 62Horned dynastidHorned dynastid
(Very Common)
13505pm ~ 8amTrees
63 No. 63Horned atlasHorned atlas
80005pm ~ 8amPalm Trees
64 No. 64Horned elephantHorned elephant
80005pm ~ 8amPalm Trees
65 No. 65Horned herculesHorned hercules
120005pm ~ 8amPalm Trees
Check All The Bugs You Can Catch In August

Sea Creatures You Can't Catch After August

Vampire SquidVampire Squid Vampire SquidLargeFast100004pm - 9am
Sea PineappleSea Pineapple Sea PineappleSmallDoesn't move1500All Day
Check All The Sea Creatures You Can Catch In August

Southern Hemisphere: Fish, Bugs, Sea Creatures In August

Fish You Can't Catch After August

NameShadowSell PriceLocationTime
25 No. 25Pond smeltPond smelt
(Very Common)

Very SmallVery Small

400RiverAll Day
54 No. 54BlowfishBlowfish


5000Sea9pm ~ 4am
Check All The Fish You Can Catch In August

Bugs (Insect) You Can't Catch After August

NameSell PriceTimeLocation
11 No. 11Rajah brookeRajah brooke's birdwing
25008am ~ 5pmFlowers
35 No. 35DamselflyDamselfly
(Very Common)
500All DayFlying
36 No. 36FireflyFirefly
(Very Common)
3007pm ~ 4amFlying
50 No. 50Dung beetleDung beetle
3000All DaySnowball
Check All The Bugs You Can Catch In August

Sea Creatures You Can't Catch After August

Sea PigSea Pig Sea PigMediumFast100004pm - 9am
OysterOyster OysterMediumSlow1100All Day
Sweet ShrimpSweet Shrimp Sweet ShrimpSmallNormal14004pm - 9am
VenusVenus' Flower Basket VenusLargeFast5000All Day
Check All The Sea Creatures You Can Catch In August

Villager Birthdays In June

Kid CatKid CatCatJock (Hakihaki)2728/1
VladimirVladimirBear CubCranky (Kowai)2748/2
TadTadFrogJock (Hakihaki)2758/3
BenjaminBenjaminDogLazy (Bonyari)2778/3
BonesBonesDogLazy (Bonyari)2788/4
PoppyPoppySquirrelNormal (Futsuu)2798/5
ChesterChesterBear CubLazy (Bonyari)2798/6
BootsBootsCrocodileJock (Hakihaki)2818/7
RoryRoryLionJock (Hakihaki)2828/7
BudBudLionJock (Hakihaki)2838/8
SoleilSoleilHamsterSnooty (Otona)2848/9
ColeColeRabbitLazy (Bonyari)2868/10
GigiGigiFrogSnooty (Otona)2868/11
GloriaGloriaDuckSnooty (Otona)2888/12
TabbyTabbyLionPeppy (Genki)2898/13
LeopoldLeopoldLionSmug (Kiza)2908/14
RodRodMouseJock (Hakihaki)2918/14
WendyWendySheepPeppy (Genki)2938/15
NateNateBearLazy (Bonyari)2948/16
StinkyStinkyCatJock (Hakihaki)3028/17
RoccoRoccoHippoCranky (Kowai)3048/18
TybaltTybaltTigerJock (Hakihaki)3108/19
AliceAliceKoalaNormal (Futsuu)3248/19
LopezLopezDeerSmug (Kiza)3278/20
Wart Jr.Wart Jr.FrogCranky (Kowai)2968/21
RolfRolfTigerCranky (Kowai)2978/22
K.K. SliderK.K. Slider--2718/23
NanaNanaMonkeyNormal (Futsuu)2988/23
JacobJacobBirdLazy (Bonyari)2988/24
NanNanGoatNormal (Futsuu)3008/24
TipperTipperCowSnooty (Otona)3018/25
RowanRowanTigerJock (Hakihaki)3028/26
BangleBangleTigerPeppy (Genki)3048/27
ChrissyChrissyRabbitPeppy (Genki)3068/28
GruffGruffGoatCranky (Kowai)3078/29
HazelHazelSquirrelSisterly (Aneki)3088/30
AudieAudieWolfPeppy (Genki)8/31

Villagers Born In Other Months

Couldn't find some of your villagers on here? Wondering which birthdays you missed? Click a specific month to see what villagers have a birthday then!

Villagers List By Birth Month

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