The Calendar in Stardew Valley: What You Need To Know

Nyala Jackson

Typically found in front of Pierre’s General Store in Pelican Town, next to the Help Wanted board, the calendar is a crucial item that keeps track of the day, season, and upcoming weddings, festivals, and birthdays of the villagers. You can pull up the calendar by right-clicking on it; the current day is highlighted with a blue outline and the previous days are greyed out.

Though you cannot take the calendar in Town for yourself, you can always view the calendar for free there. You can purchase a calendar as a piece of furniture for your Farmhouse from Robin’s Carpenter Shop for 2,000g or get it for 0g from the Furniture Catalogue. 

Some common uses of the calendar include keeping track of the birthdays of the villagers you want to gain or lose friendship points with (birthday gifts) and preparing quality crops, items, or gold for the festivals (e.g. highest quality to showcase at the Stardew Valley Fair or the ingredient for the Luau.)

You can gift NPCs two gifts per week, and a third on their birthday. Gifting then will increase/decrease your friendship level exponentially more/less depending on the quality and likability of the item. Learn more in Gifts.

Note: Not all Stardew Expanded information is included in this. Expanded villagers are marked with an asterisk [*]. For more information, check out the full Expanded Guide!

The Seasons

In Stardew Valley, there are four seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. Each season is 28 days with the usual week structure (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, and Sun) and has one festival and one event. 

General Information

The game begins on the first day of Spring.

At the end of each season, all crops wither and die, unless they can also be grown in the next season, or are contained in the Greenhouse.

During seasonal shifts, minor disrepair will occur on your farm (fallowing of tilled land and random debris appearing).

Pierre’s General Store is closed on Wednesdays.

The Traveling Cart is available on Fridays and Sundays from 6am – 8pm

Trains can appear randomly from 9am – 6pm near the spa and railroad area.  

Fishing weather, time, location, and season information can be found in Fish.

Most profitable crops per season can be found in Crops.

Spring Calendar

Birthdays

Villager Day
Morris*2
Kent4
Lewis7
Vincent10
Haley14
Olivia*15
Pam18
Shane20
Andy*23
Pierre26
Emily27

Events

NameDay(s)
Egg Festival13
Salmonberry Season15 – 18
Flower Dance24
Foraging: Common Mushroom, Daffodil, Dandelion, Leek, Morel, Salmonberry, Spring Onion, Wild Horseradish

Crops: Blue Jazz, Cauliflower, Coffee Bean, Garlic, Green Bean, Kale, Parsnip, Potato, Rhubarb, Strawberry, Tulip, Unmilled Rice

Tree Fruit: Apricot & Cherry

Fish: Anchovy, Catfish, Eel, Flounder, Halibut, Herring, Sardine, Shad, Smallmouth Bass, Sunfish

Summer Calendar

Birthdays

Villager Day
Jas4
Gus8
Maru10
Alex13
Sam17
Demetrius19
Dwarf22
Victor*23
Willy24
Leo26

Events

*Singular Event: In the first year, on the 3rd, an earthquake unlocks the railroad area and spa.

NameDay(s)
Luau11
Extra Beach Forage12 – 14
Dance of the Moonlight Jellies28
Foraging:  Grape, Spice Berry, Sweet Pea, Red Mushroom, Fiddlehead Fern, Common Mushroom 

Crops: Blueberry, Corn, Hops, Hot Pepper, Melon, Poppy, Radish, Red Cabbage, Starfruit, Summer Spangle, Sunflower, Tomato, Wheat

Tree Fruit: Orange & Peach

Fish: Catfish, Dorado, Flounder, Halibut, Octopus, Pike, Pufferfish, Rainbow Trout, Red Mullet, Red
Snapper, Shad, Sturgeon, Sunfish, Super Cucumber, Tilapia, Tuna 

Beach: Rainbow Shell

Fall Calendar

Birthdays

NameDay
Penny2
Elliott5
Jodi11
Abigail13
Sandy15
Marnie18
Robin21
George24
Susan*28

Events

NameDay(s)
Blackberry Season8 – 11
Stardew Valley Fair16
Spirit’s Eve27

Foraging: Common Mushroom, Wild Plum, Hazelnut, Blackberry, Chanterelle, Red Mushroom, Purple Mushroom

Crops: Amaranth, Artichoke, Beet, Bok Choy, Cranberries, Eggplant, Fairy Rose, Grape, Pumpkin, Yam 

Tree Fruit: Apple & Pomegranate

Fish: Albacore, Anchovy, Catfish, Eel, Midnight Carp, Red Snapper, Salmon, Sardine, Sea Cucumber, Shad, Smallmouth Bass, Super Cucumber, Tiger Trout, Tilapia, Walleye

Winter Calendar

Birthdays

NameDay
Krobus1
Linus3
Caroline7
Sebastian10
Harvey14
Wizard17
Marlon*19
Evelyn20
Leah23
Clint26
Sophia*27

Events

NameDay(s)
Festival of Ice8
Night Market15 – 17
Feast of the Winter Star25

Foraging: Winter Root, Crystal Fruit, Snow Yam, Crocus, Holly

Fish: Albacore, Halibut, Herring, Lingcod, Mighnight Carp, Perch, Pike, Red Mullet, Sardine, Sea Cucumber, Squid, Sturgeon, Tiger Trout, Tuna

Beach: Nautilus Shell

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