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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
Sunday
Entertainment
18:45 - 19:00
Festival Opening - A warm welcome by Shmameet; Youth Drum Circle.
19:00 - 20:30
Spiritual Warriors - Lil’wat Indigenous musicians harmonizing traditional and contemporary sounds.
21:00 - 23:00
Horsepower Band - Street dancing to this energetic band from Chilliwack, BC. We had so much fun with this group last year; we had them come back for a repeat performance.
Farmers' Market
10:00 - 19:00
Visit local produce vendors, artisans and enjoy home crafted items.
Activities
10:00 - 17:00
Lytton Chinese History Museum Selfie Contest - Selfie Contest: Win a Prize Take a Selfie at: The Lytton Chinese History Museum, 145 Main Street Lytton.
17:30 - 18:00
Dinner // Legion Dinner - Enjoy pulled pork, potato salad and dessert at this fundraiser to support the Legion’s building project.
Activities
8:00 - 10:30
Pancake Breakfast - Enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast at the Parish Hall on 7th Street. Art and photography displays. Support local charity group.
10:30 - 16:00
Scotiabank Welcome Booth - River Festival t-shirts for sale. Information on festival events.
11:00 - 14:00
Lytton Museum Activity - Old Fashioned Fun for Parent & Child (under 12 yrs). Playtime At Lytton Museum & Archives. Family entertainment from days gone by. Try some vintage games. No batteries required.
11:00 - 15:00
Chicken Poop Bingo, Bouncy Slide, Dunk Tank - Place your bet on a bingo square for chicken poop bingo. Children will have fun on the bouncy slide. Can you hit the target and dunk a local VIP?
13:00 - 14:00
Under the Canopy for Children - Hands on making dream catchers, beading, painting and storytelling. Face painting.
13:00 - 16:00
Climbing Wall - Challenge yourself on the supervised rock climbing wall.
16:15 - 17:15
Kayaking for kids - Learn kayaking skill in the Lytton Pool; with trained whitewater rafting and Kayaking guides. For youth ages 6-17. Parents welcome to assist.
Entertainment
11:00 - 0:00
Festival Opening - A warm welcome by Shmameet; Youth Drum Circle.
12:00 - 15:00
Mr. Bubbles the Clown - Mr. Bubbles entertains with balloon creations.
12:00 - 14:00
Talent Show, Without a Net Duo; David and Mary - Showcasing homegrown talent on stage; with performances by Without a Net duo.
14:00 - 16:00
AcroFire Street Show - Acrobatic performers circulating throughout the Festival area, entertaining and amazing folks with their feats. Youth welcome to learn some special tricks, too!
14:00 - 16:00
Pernell Reichert - Vancouver's own singer-songwriter Pernell Reichert entertains as a duo with Ross on stand-up bass playing the amazing sounds of bluegrass.
17:45 - 19:15
Jenny & the Gents - Enjoy this Band’s swinging sounds: making their way from beautiful Ashcroft, BC
19:30 - 21:00
Ritchie & The Fendermen - Lytton’s own! Street dancing and fun. Join the mob for rock n roll favourites, and the Fendermen’s Indian Car performance.
21:00 - 22:00
Fire Spinners - Be wowed by a mesmerizing performance featuring AcroFire productions. Wrapping up a spectacular day!
Farmers' Market
10:00 - 15:00
Visit local vendors, artisans and enjoy home crafted items. *Some vendors will remain open Saturday night.
Entertainment
11:00 - 0:00
First Nations youth Welcome - Local youth demonstrate traditional First Nations drumming and singing in a welcome to the Cultural Day Celebrating Indigenous Culture.
11:00 - 12:00
Dog Show - Join the parade of pooches, and show off your pet’s skills and tricks at this popular event.
13:30 - 15:30
White Thunder Dance Theatre - Join us in celebrating the Indigenous People of the Rivers. A unique opportunity to take part in cultural games, music and dance.
15:30 - 16:30
Family Comedy Show with Don Burnstick - Coming from the Alexander First Nation in Edmonton, Alberta Canada. Burnstick is a Cree Native American. Join us as we share some laughter with this well-known comedian.
Activities
8:00 - 10:30
Pancake Breakfast - Enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast at the Parish Hall on 7th Street. Art and photography displays.
12:00 - 16:00
Artisan Demonstrations - Local First Nations artisan workshops and demonstrations: visit, ask questions, or try your hand at traditional crafts under the instruction of local Knowledge Keepers.
12:00 - 13:00
Interactive Drum Workshop - Join Soaring Spirit as he shares songs and stories related to traditional Nlhaka’pamux hand-drumming. Drums and sticks provided.
16:30 - 17:30
Community Dinner: Festival closing - A delicious meal by donation. Come and feast with the day’s performers. visitors and volunteers for dinner.
Farmers' Market
10:00 - 16:30
Two Rivers Farmers Market - Vendors offering food, jewelry, and other unique hand-crafted treasures.

Visitor Centre Hours:

Friday | 9:00 am – 11:00 pm
Saturday | 9:00 am- 11:00 pm
Sunday | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Farmers’ Market Hours:

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

Lytton Museum Hours:

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

Chinese History Museum:

Friday  |  11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday  |  11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday  |  11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Whitewater Adventures:

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Daily Specials!

Hyak Rafting Specials

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Local Eateries:

Jade Springs Restaurant,
Lil’ Towne Deli; Lytton Hotel

Accommodation:

Totem Motel, Rest Inn, the Pines Motel,
Lytton Hotel, Kumsheen Rafting Resort