Animal Crossing: New Horizons - When Is Festivale 2022?

Animal Crossing New Horizons. The player is dressed in Festivale clothing and is dancing next to Pave the Peacock. Pave is on the right and the player is on the left. There are strands of multicoloured confetti in the air.

Festivale is a colourful and vibrant event in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Pavé the Peacock brings colourful feathers, confetti and heart-felt dancing to your island during the event. There is a lot to get your head around when it comes to this particular event. This is why we're going to show you when Festivale is, what it is, what you need to do during it and all of the rewards you can get from it!

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When Is Festivale 2022?

Festivale will fall on February 28th in 2022. The event will start in the morning and last until midnight on the same day. You will be able to tell when Festivale has started on your island as small pieces of multicoloured confetti can be seen floating around your island.

What Is Festivale?

Festivale is an in-game event in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Pavé the Peacock will be placed in the plaza in front of Resident Services. The fabulous feathered character will be dancing away and some of your villagers will be dancing with him.

What You Need To Do During Festivale

When Festivale has begun, you need to go and find Pavé at Resident Services. Once you have found him you need to speak to him and he will begin to dance enthusiastically. You will then be tasked with catching colourful feathers that can be found floating around your island. You will need to use a Net to capture these floating feathers and once you have found 3 of a single colour or a rainbow feather, you need to take them back to Pavé. Rainbow feathers do not spawn as regularly as other feathers but Pavé does give you a DIY recipe for you to be able to make your own.

Animal Crossing New Horizons. The player is showing off a purple festivale feather that they have caught.
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Once you give your feathers over to Pavé, he will do a dance and once he has finished dancing he will hand you a reward.

Festivale Rewards

The type of reward that you will get will be random but the colour of the reward will be determined by which type of feather you gave to Pavé. There are quite a few rewards that you can get during and in the time surrounding Festivale.

Festivale Furniture

These are all the types of furniture that you can get as a reward from Pavé during the event:

  • Festivale Stand
  • Festivale Stage
  • Festivale Parasol
  • Festivale Drum
  • Festivale Garland
  • Festivale Confetti Machine
  • Festivale Lamp
  • Festivale Balloon Lamp
  • Festivale Flag

There is also a special item that you can get by giving Pavé rainbow feathers.

  • Festivale Float

Festivale Clothing

You can buy special clothing from The Able Sisters in the week leading up to Festivale and during the event itself. Your villagers will be wearing the Festivale-themed clothing during the event and though they can cost you quite a lot of Bells, the outfits do make you feel like part of the celebration.

Festivale Reactions

During the event, you may notice that your villagers are using reactions that you haven't seen before. You cannot learn these reactions from the villagers like normal but you can buy them from the cabinet in Nook's Cranny if you want to get them. These are the reactions:

  • Confetti
  • Feelin' It
  • Let's Go
  • Viva

Festivale is one of the first major events of the year in Animal Crossing: New Horizons but it's not the last. We have plenty of guides on events for the year including one that shows you the Bug-Off 2022 dates. If events don't interest you then you could always take a look at our guide on how to find and meet Resetti.

Updated November 23rd, 2021 by Marie Pritchard. Contributions from Nick Farrell.

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