ACNH July Summer Update 2021 - New Events, Seasonal Items, DIY Recipes, Critters In Animal Crossing New Horizons
6/1/2021 3:49:49 PM

In July, as tradition in Animal Crossing New Horizons, there are a great number of items and events will be introduced in the upcoming summer update. Now follow us to discover what new events, items, DIY materials, bugs, fishes and new sea creatures you can expect in July, as well as the island aesthetics.

Animal Crossing July Summer Update 2021

ACNH July Update 2021 - Animal Crossing New Horizons July Summer Update 2021

In July, our Animal Crossing New Horizons islands enter the second month of summer in the Northern Hemisphere, and the second month of winter in the Southern Hemisphere. So in the Northern Hemisphere, summer will cover your islands more comprehensively. Weeds in the northern hemisphere will flower more. Sunny weather is very suitable for hanging out with friends, will also result in your skin tanning. And the rainy day in July is the best time to capture Coelacanth. In the southern hemisphere, red and pink camellia bushes will continue to bloom, naturally because the transition into winter is almost completed, and the island will be covered with heavy snow, which is a great season for building ski resorts to collect ice-themed items. So if you want to find out what events and items you can expect in ACNH June’s Summer Update then keep reading! 

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ACNH July Seasonal Events and Items (2021)

In Animal Crossing New Horizons, as summer or winter comes to our island completely, there is no doubt that new activities and seasonal items will return in July, along with some new added content and features.


Date: July 1 to 7

Items: Bamboo Grass

Tanabata also known as Starcrossed Day is Japanese traditional holiday in remembrance of literally star-crossed lovers Hikoboshi and Orihime. Start from July 1st, the special Tanabata festival seasonal item will be available on Nook Shopping for a week. If you want to place it on your island especially Japanese theme island, don’t miss it. 

Marine Day

Date: July 8 to 22

Items: Ship-Wheel Door Decoration (NEW)

On the third Monday of July every year, Japan celebrates Sea Day, also known by its English name Marine day, this event serves to give thanks to the ocean for the abundance it has given to the nation and to recognize its importance. So this year, start from July 8th, we will be able to celebrate this event again in Animal Crossing: New Horizons with the addition of a new seasonal item - Ship-Wheel Door Decoration available on Nook Shopping.

Le 14 Juillet

Date: July 10 to 20

Items: Phrygian Cap (NEW)

In honor of the Bastille Day which is celebrated on July 14, we will have the opportunity to order new seasonal items dedicated to Le 14 Juillet from the Nook Shopping, in the period between 10 and 20 July.

Cowboy Festival

Date: July 15 to August 15

Items: Rodeo-Style Springy Ride-on

Brazil’s “Cowboy Festival”will return to Animal Crossing New Horizons, but this year, it is starting to be celebrated from July 15th, once again, the special item - The “Rodeo-Style Springy Ride-On” is similar to the regular “Springy Ride-On” can purchased with Nook Miles and Bells in 10 days.

C.J.'s Fishing Tourney

Date: July 10

Items: Trophies and Random fishing-themed item

The Fishing Tournament is something that fans are familiar with will back in July again. If you want to collect the fishing-themed items and Fishing Tournament Trophies, try to catch as many fish as possible in a limited time for amassing enough points over the course of the Fishing Tournament day.

Flick's Bug-Off

Date: July 24

Items: fishing-themed items and trophies

In July 24, Flick will return on Northern Hemisphere’s islands to hold Bug Off event, also you have to catch as many bugs as possible in a limited time to accumulate points for exchange fishing-themed items and bug off trophies from Flick.

ACNH July DIY Recipes & Crafting Items (2021)

Still, in July, we can collect different seasonal materials and recipes in the northern and southern hemispheres to make a series of items. If you do not own these items, don't miss the best time this year, otherwise you may wait another year.

Mermaid Furniture Set DIY Crafting Recipes

Date: Any time

Summer is also a great time to build up mermaid theme room in your house. To get the Mermaid Series items, you can dive into sea to collect scallops for Pascal to exchange Mermaid DIY recipes and Pearls at anytime. You also can find these rare Pearls in the ocean when swimming and diving. 

Full List of Mermaid Items:

  • Mermaid Bed

  • Mermaid Chair

  • Mermaid Closet

  • Mermaid Dresser

  • Mermaid Flooring

  • Mermaid Lamp

  • Mermaid Rug

  • Mermaid Screen

  • Mermaid Shelf

  • Mermaid Sofa

  • Mermaid Table

  • Mermaid Vanity

  • Mermaid Wall Clock

  • Mermaid Wall

Summer Shell Recipes & Shell Set Furniture 

Date: June 1 to August 31st

In July, in the northern hemisphere, you can still continue to collect Summer Shell Materials and Recipes, because the shell season will last until the end of 8th.

Full List of Summer Shell Items:

  • South Seas Wall

  • Water Floor

  • Underwater Flooring

  • Shell Wand

  • Shell Pochette

  • Starry Sand Floor

  • Shell Wreath

  • Underwater Wall

Winter Snowflake DIY Recipes & Frozen Set Items

Date: June 11 to August 24th

In the southern hemisphere, during the season of winter, the snow is getting heavier. It is a good time to collect snowflakes to make ice theme and frozen series furniture. To craft the Ice (Frozen) items, don’t forget to collect DIY recipes by building up perfect snowboys.

List of Ice Themed Items:

  • Snowflake Wreath

  • Ski Slope Flooring

  • Frozen Arch

  • Frozen Bed

  • Frozen Chair

  • Frozen Counter

  • Frozen Partition

  • Frozen Pillar

  • Frozen Sculpture

  • Frozen Table

  • Frozen Tree

  • Frozen-Treat Set

  • Ice Flooring

  • Ice Wall

  • Ice Wand

  • Snowperson Head

  • Three-Tiered Snowperson

ACNH July Bugs, Fishes & Sea Creatures (2021)

July is a summer month in Northern Hemisphere, there’s a swarm of new fishes, bugs and sea creatures to nab in Animal Crossing New Horizons, so it is a good time make lots of money from them. So take out your nets, finishing rods or dive into the sea! While, in July's Southern Hemisphere, there is no new critters arriving the island due to the cold winter.

New Bugs In July

Northern Hemisphere

  • Blue Weevil Beetle

  • Brown Cicada

  • Cicada Shell

  • Cyclommatus Stag

  • Earth-boring Dung Beetle

  • Evening Cicada

  • Giant Cicada

  • Giant Stag

  • Giraffe Stag

  • Golden Stag

  • Grasshopper

  • Horned Atlas

  • Horned Dynastid

  • Horned Elephant

  • Horned Hercules

  • Miyama Stag

  • Robust Cicada

  • Saw Stag

  • Scarab Beetle

  • Walking Leaf

  • Walking Stick

Southern Hemisphere

  • No new bug

New Fishes In July

Northern Hemisphere

  • Blue Marlin

  • Napoleonfish

  • Ocean Sunfish

  • Puffer Fish

  • Sweetfish

Southern Hemisphere

  • No new fish

New Sea Creatures In July

Northern Hemisphere

  • Moon Jellyfish

  • Giant Isopod

  • Horseshoe Crab

Southern Hemisphere

  • No sea creature

These are the new items and events we can expect to see in the July Summer Update. Perhaps Nintendo will bring more new content to surprise players as the rumors say, such as the return of Brewster and Kapp’n. More information will be updated here, so stay tuned.


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