The Fireworks Show is a special limited-time event in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH) taking place on weekends during August! Learn how to participate in the event, and what you can get from both Redd’s Raffle and Isabelle in this guide.
This is a brand new feature from the Summer Update Wave Two content patch. Therefore, in order to experience the Fireworks Show event in your game, you must update your copy of Animal Crossing: New Horizons to Version 1.4.0 that released on July 30th, 2020.
Fireworks Show Event Dates & Times
The Fireworks Show takes place on your island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons every Sunday during the month of August beginning at 7PM. Both the Northern Hemisphere and the Southern Hemisphere receive the event on the same days, no matter the current season.
You can find the Fireworks Show festivities beginning at 7PM on the following five dates during 2020:
- August 2nd, 2020
- August 9th, 2020
- August 16th, 2020
- August 23rd, 2020
- August 30th, 2020
At midnight, the fireworks will promptly end and Redd’s Raffle will close, so be sure to enjoy all of the festivities before then!
Can You Time Travel To The Fireworks Show Event?
Unlike some past limited-time events added to Animal Crossing: New Horizons in updates that have featured time traveling restrictions, this isn’t the case for the Fireworks Show event. You can freely go ahead and change your Nintendo Switch’s date and time to any of the event dates listed above to experience the event.
During the Fireworks Show event on Sundays, the sly fox Redd who typically sells artwork on his Treasure Trawler will set up a prize booth outside of Resident Services instead. By spending Bells to purchase Raffle Tickets, you can enter Redd’s Raffle and win exclusive party prizes like fireworks, balloons, bubble wands, fans, and more!
Each Raffle Ticket can be purchased for 500 Bells each from Redd when interacting with his prize booth. There’s no limit to how many different tickets you can buy, and he makes it super easy to repeatedly purchase more offering a handy dialogue option to buy another.
These prizes can sometimes be given to you by one of your villager during the Fireworks Show as well when they run up to you with a bubble.
Redd’s Raffle Prizes Complete Item List
When you enter Redd’s Raffle by purchasing a Raffle Ticket, you will receive one randomly selected festive prize item out of 12 correpsonding to a raffle ticket number!
Check out the complete list below including every different prize item you can get from playing Redd’s Raffle during the Firework Show event in Animal Crossing: New Horizons:
Keep in mind that some of Redd’s prizes are consumables and will disappear after you’ve used them — this applies to the Red Sparkler, Blue Sparkler, Fountain Firework, and Bubble Blower.
The Blue, Red, Yellow, Green, and Pink Balloons will remain in your hand when standing, but can fly away if you trip and fall on your face when running!
Isabelle’s Bopper Prizes Complete List
In addition to the prizes that Redd offers in his raffle, there are another four more exclusive Bopper items that you can get from Isabelle during the Fireworks Show event! During each date of the event, she’ll give you one for free.
Since there are five dates for the Fireworks Show event in August 2020, it should be easy to get all four different Boppers seen below by checking in every Sunday!
Boppers can be worn on your head glowing beautifully at night and sell for 245 Bells each to Timmy & Tommy.
Custom Design Pattern Fireworks
Enjoying the sight of beautiful fireworks lighting up the sky over your island is already amazing enough, but you can spice the event up even more by using custom pattern designs! By using any custom patterns currently on your NookPhone, they can be turned into fireworks showcased in the sky during the event.
To set your own custom design patterns as fireworks, simply speak to Isabelle outside of Resident Services any time either before or during the event and select the “I’ve got a firework idea!” dialogue option.
You can select up to 10 different custom designs at once to be used as fireworks during the show, and even pick the order that they’ll be launched by moving them around the different slots provided. At any time during the Fireworks Show, you can swap out patterns for different designs or change the order.16 Fantastic Firework Custom Design Codes
For the best results, you should create firework pattern that are a circular design or make good use of the transparent pixels option. You may have to wait a bit to see your custom patterns in the sky sometimes as the game will cycle through both regular fireworks and custom ones.
Fireworks Show Clothing at Able Sisters
Looking to get your style on during the event? On days when the Fireworks Show event is taking place. you can always find select appropriately themed items available in the Able Sisters Shop!
In particular, the Casual Kimono, Kabuki-Actor Yukata, Morning-Glory Yukata, and Zori items can be purchased on Fireworks Show days. See all of these items including their variations below:
Special thanks to the ACNH Data Spreadsheet Project as our data source for some item information in this guide.