Flowing through cultures, uniting communities.
Join us at the Lytton River Festival, a vibrant community celebration honouring the people who embody the spirit of the rivers.
The Lytton River Festival is a celebration of two great rivers – the Thompson and Fraser – and their historic and present role in Lytton, B.C..
For the past two years, the festival has also been a celebration of the resilience, spirit and strength of the people of Lytton as the village recovers from the deadly 2021 wildfires that destroyed virtually every home in the townsite.
This year’s festival will now be held on Oct. 7 and Oct. 8 at the Stein Valley Nlaka’pamux School, at 1675 St Georges Rd, Lytton
The Nlaka’pamux People have lived along these magnificent rivers for over 10,000 years and are an integral part of the River Festival. The rivers are integral to their culture. Join us on Labour Day weekend as we celebrate the rich history of the people of the rivers.
Artisans & Artist Displays
The Lytton River Festival features First Nations artisans and knowledge-keepers sharing their skills and crafts, including beadwork, leatherwork, drum making, carving and cedar weaving to name but a few. On the stage, you’ll be entertained by First Nations performers. Enjoy the opportunity to immerse yourself in First Nations Culture.
Entertainment for All Ages
From the Make and Take workshops to the stage, the Lytton River Festival has everything you need to stay entertained. Our children’s activities will delight the kids, while our lineup of amazing musicians will keep you dancing well into the night. Don’t miss out on these great acts and events!
Chicken Poop Bingo
This is mostly a Lytton invention. It’s a hilarious bingo game involving you, a twoonie, a chicken, a few chicken droppings, a bingo board (large one), and anticipation and tension. You’ll love it.
Join us over the Thanksgiving Weekend
This is your invitation to become part of an event that celebrates the important role that these two great rivers have played in Lytton’s history and culture. Come for a day or two; you’ll be glad you did.
Plan ahead though, accommodation is limited and there are only limited supplies available in the Lytton community.