ACNH April Update 2024 - New Events, Items, DIY Recipes & Critters in Animal Crossing New Horizons

3/20/2024 2:43:14 PM

April delivers new critters and multiple special events in Animal Crossing New Horizons. Are you looking forward to another festive month exploring everything new on your island? Read our ACNH April update guide, we’ll talk about the event, items, DIY recipes, and critters in 2024.


Animal Crossing New Horizons April Update Guide 2024

April marks the height of spring in the northern hemisphere and fall in the southern hemisphere. As the fourth month of the year, significant changes occur on islands across seasons. In the north, the first week sees all hardwood and normal trees burst into vibrant shades of pink, as cherry blossom season begins. Petals gently rain down and can be collected from shaking trees or washing ashore. These petals uniquely serve as ingredients for several DIY recipes timed to the event.

Meanwhile in the south, grass and foliage steadily lose their vibrant green hue. Yellows and neutrals replace the lush tones as temperatures cool. Various critters also begin migrating away from islands as their climates change with the shifting months. Both hemispheres see rotations of new insects, fish and marine life available to catch. Completing the Critterpedia before month's end helps avoid missing out on rarer finds.


ACNH April Events & Items 2024

April 1: April Fools Day

On this day, any ACNH furniture purchased from Nook's Cranny may actually be a joke item in disguise. Check the item names carefully as some will have amusing alternative names or descriptions. Example items include a fake mustache or glasses that don't actually do anything.

  • Fake Glasses

  • Fake Nose

  • Fake Beauty Mask

  • Joke Stereo

  • Ringtoss Item

  • Funny Glasses


April 5: Cherry Blossom Festival

During this event, cherry blossom petals will gently fall from the trees. Shake your cherry blossom trees to obtain petals, blossom-viewing lanterns, and other decorations. Petals can also wash up on your beach. Use collected petals to craft cherry blossom-themed items like picnic sets, pond stones, and umbrellas. At night, enjoy a dazzling display as the trees glow a soft pink.

  • Cherry-blossom Petals

  • Cherry-blossom-petal Pile

  • Cherry-blossom Clock

  • Cherry-blossom-petal Pochette

  • Outdoor Picnic Set

  • Blossom-viewing Lantern

  • Cherry-blossom Wand

  • Sakura-wood Wall/Flooring


April 13: Fishing Tourney

Chat with CJ the otter on the plaza for details. Then spend the day catching fish anywhere in the waters around your island. Each fish species caught is worth a certain number of points. Larger fish like the oarfish are worth more. Stock up on bait to increase your chances. At the end, CJ will judge total points and reward top-scoring anglers with badges and exclusive DIY recipes.

  • Fish-drying Rack (DIY reward)

  • Fish Doorplate (furniture reward)


April 22: Nature Day

Use this day to appreciate the natural beauty of your island. Tend to gardens, plant flowers and trees, craft wooden items like log stakes, and enjoy picnics outdoors. Take the time to unwind amongst nature - no special event activities are scheduled in-game.

  • Maple-leaf Pochette

  • Maple-leaf Umbrella

  • Pine Bonsai Tree

  • Tree-branch Wand


April 26: Wedding Day

Photographer Harv will set up shop on his island for wedding photoshoots and ceremonies. His plaza will feature wedding-themed decor like arches, tables and chairs. Cyrus and Reese also offer wedding equipment for purchase, like cakes, heart bouquets, and tuxedos/dresses. Dress up and snap pictures with friends to celebrate!

  • Wedding Bench

  • Wedding Cake

  • Wedding Flower Stand

  • Wedding Head Table

  • Wedding Organ

  • Wedding Wagon

  • Wedding Decoration

  • Wedding Tuxedo/Dress in various colors


ACNH April Crafting Materials & DIY Recipes

The link provides the materials required to craft each recipe. Chery Blossom Petals can be obtained from April 1st-10th by catching falling petals from trees. Recipes can be learned from shooting down balloons or via the morning announcement. Duplicate recipes can be traded to collect them all. Focus on catching petals and shooting down balloons during the cherry blossom season to complete these seasonal ACNH DIY items.


Blossom-Viewing Lantern:

  • 6 Cherry-Blossom Petals

  • 4 Hardwood


Cherry-Blossom Bonsai:

  • 6 Cherry-Blossom Petals

  • 2 Hardwood

  • 3 Clump of Weeds

  • 3 Clay


Cherry-Blossom Branches:

  • 8 Cherry-Blossom Petals

  • 4 Tree Branch

  • 5 Clay


Cherry-Blossom Clock:

  • 5 Cherry-Blossom Petals

  • 1 Iron Nugget


Cherry-Blossom Flooring:

  • 10 Cherry-Blossom Petals

  • 20 Clump of Weeds


Cherry-Blossom Pochette:

  • 6 Cherry-Blossom Petals


Cherry-Blossom Pond Stone:

  • 10 Stone

  • 3 Cherry-Blossom Petals


Cherry-Blossom Rug:

  • 6 Cherry-Blossom Petals


Cherry-Blossom Umbrella:

  • 7 Cherry-Blossom Petals


Cherry-Blossom Wand:

  • 3 Cherry-Blossom Petals

  • 3 Star Fragment

Cherry-Blossom-Petal Pile:

  • 5 Cherry-Blossom Petals

Cherry-Blossom-Trees Wall:

  • 10 Cherry-Blossom Petals

  • 5 Hardwood

Outdoor Picnic Set:

  • 10 Cherry-Blossom Petals

Sakura-Wood Flooring:

  • 5 Cherry-Blossom Petals

  • 10 Wood

Sakura-Wood Wall:

  • 5 Cherry-Blossom Petals

  • 10 Wood


ACNH April Fish, Bugs & Sea Creatures (Northern Hemisphere)


  • Pale Chub

  • Crucian Carp

  • Dace

  • Carp

  • Koi

  • Goldfish

  • Pop-Eyed Goldfish

  • Ranchu Goldfish

  • Killifish

  • Crawfish

  • Snapping Turtle

  • Tadpole

  • Freshwater Goby

  • Loach

  • Bluegill

  • Black Bass

  • Cherry Salmon

  • Char

  • Golden Trout

  • Guppy

  • Neon Tetra

  • Seahorse

  • Clownfish

  • Surgeonfish

  • Butterfly Fish

  • Zebra Turkeyfish

  • Anchovy

  • Horse Mackerel

  • Barred Knifejaw

  • Sea Bass

  • Red Snapper

  • Dab

  • Olive Flounder

  • Squid

  • Tuna

  • Blue Marlin

  • Oarfish

  • Barreleye

  • Coelacanth


  • Common Butterfly

  • Yellow Butterfly

  • Tiger Butterfly

  • Peacock Butterfly

  • Common Bluebottle

  • Paper Kite Butterfly

  • Agrias Butterfly

  • Rajah Brooke's Birdwing

  • Moth

  • Atlas Moth

  • Madagascan Sunset Moth

  • Long Locust

  • Mantis

  • Orchid Mantis

  • Honeybee

  • Wasp

  • Darner Dragonfly

  • Giant Water Bug

  • Stinkbug

  • Man-Faced Stink Bug

  • Ladybug

  • Tiger Beetle

  • Jewel Beetle

  • Citrus Long-Horned Beetle

  • Bagworm

  • Ant

  • Hermit Crab

  • Wharf Roach

  • Fly

  • Flea

  • Snail

  • Pill Bug

  • Centipede

  • Spider

  • Tarantula

Sea Creatures

  • Seaweed

  • Sea Cucumber

  • Sea Star

  • Sea Anemone

  • Sea Slug

  • Pearl Oyster

  • Scallop

  • Whelk

  • Turban Shell

  • Chambered Nautilus

  • Octopus

  • Umbrella Octopus

  • Firefly Squid

  • Dungeness Crab

  • Snow Crab

  • Acorn Barnacle

  • Spider Crab

  • Mantis Shrimp

  • Lobster

  • Sea Pineapple

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