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Lytton River Festival has events for the whole family!

Browse our local farmers’ market, enjoy the rock climbing wall, and dance the night away to great bands and entertainment. Don’t forget to visit our museum and visitor’s centre, and take advantage of great deals on whitewater rafting adventures!


Friday
Saturday
Entertainment
10:00 - 10:30
Festival Opening - Featuring Lytton Hand Drum Welcome
10:30 - 11:00
Youth Hand Drumming - A hands-on session with Soaring Spirit. Drums provided.
13:00 - 13:45
Kalan Wi - Aboriginal artists from Lil'wat Nation (Mount Currie).
14:30 - 15:15
Kalan Wi - Aboriginal artists from Lil'wat Nation (Mount Currie).
16:00 - 16:30
Nlaka'pamux Traditional Wellness - A showcase of locally designed regalia
On Stage
13:45 - 14:30
Heritage Performance - Alex Wells, three time World Champion Hoop Dancer & Native Thunder: with Nelson Leon singers and dancers
15:15 - 16:00
Heritage Performance - Alex Wells & Native Thunder: Learn to dance Pow Wow style. This will be an interactive session so put on your dancing shoes!
16:30 - 17:30
Festival Princess Crowning Celebration - Honoring our festival princess as she continues to represent Lytton River Festival at First Nations gatherings
19:00 - 20:30
Bluesfoot - Their huge repertoire makes then one of our most popular bands. Enjoy the street dance!
21:00 - 23:00
Gerald Charlie and the Black Owl Blues Band - Back by popular demand, this group plays favourites that will keep your toes tapping and feet moving
Activities
11:00 - 12:00
Lytton Museum Activity - Try out the "for adults" scavenger hunt challenge: how many items can you find?
12:00 - 16:00
Artisan Demonstrations - Join local First Nations artisans for fascinating workshops and demonstrations of traditional handcraft practices.
12:00 - 16:00
Art & Digital Media Showcase - Local youth proudly showcase their in the Village Council Chambers
17:30 - 19:00
Festival Dinner Options - Choose from at least two local alternatives: Lytton Legion or the Lytton Hotel buffet.
Entertainment
10:15 - 12:00
Lytton Locals talent showcase - Impressive local entertainers show off their talents
12:00 - 15:00
Mr. Bubbles the Clown - Mr. Bubbles entertains with balloon creations
12:30 - 13:15
Matt Henry's Magic Show - An amazing roving magic show performed by one of the best wizards to visit our festival.
15:00 - 16:00
Matt Henry - Bring the kids and be amazed by the talents of this world-class magician and juggler.
20:30 - 21:00
Fire Dancers - Fire spinners' mesmerizing performances light up the River Festival evening.
Activities
8:00 - 10:30
Pancake Breakfast - Enjoy a delicious breakfast at the Parish Hall on 7th Street | Another breakfast will be served on Sunday, September 4th.
10:30 - 16:00
Scotiabank Welcome Booth - River Festival Buttons and t-shirts for sale. Information about festival events.
11:00 - 15:00
Chicken Poop Bingo - Place your best on a bingo square for chicken poop bingo. Children have fun on the bouncy slide. Hit the target and make a life-sized splash in the dunk tank.
13:00 - 14:00
Under the Canopy for children - Hands on dream catcher, beading, painting, story telling
13:00 - 16:00
Art Showcase featuring local artists - Walk through an impressive gallery of award-winning professional talent on display for both viewing and purchase.
14:00 - 16:00
Climbing Wall - Challenge yourself on the supervised rock climbing wall
16:15 - 17:15
Kayaking for kids - An all-time festival favourite for youth. Practice your skills in the Lytton Pool with a kayak expert from Kumsheen Rafting Resort.
17:00 - 19:00
Dinner Options - Enjoy a meal at Lytton's local eateries, or visit the vendors in the market for a nutritional snack.
On Stage
10:00 - 10:15
Festival Welcoming - Local Chiefs welcome all to Lytton River Festival
13:00 - 13:45
Rio Samaya Band - An eclectic fusion of original, traditional and modern songs in a magical combination of Latin, Folk and Rhumba.
13:45 - 14:30
Matt Henry - A stage show for the whole family: funny, fantastic, and unforgettable.
14:30 - 15:15
Rio Samaya Band - Enjoy the Latin rhythms and engaging stage performance of Pancho and Sal.
19:00 - 20:30
Ritchie & the Fendermen - Lytton’s own band brings you great street dancing music!
21:00 - 23:00
Melawmen Collective - Street dancing continues into the night to this contemporary Aboriginal music collaboration.

Farmers’ Market Hours:

Friday  |  10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday  |  10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Lytton Museum Hours:

Friday  |  9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday  |  9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday  |  9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Visitor Centre Hours:

Friday  |  9:00 am – 11:00 pm
Saturday  |   9:00 am- 11:00 pm

Whitewater Adventures:

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Town to Kumsheen Shuttle Bus Hours:

Saturday  |  Hourly from 7:30pm – 12:00am