Festivals & Events

Annual Remembrance Day Pow Wow – Remembrance Day Weekend​
The Lytton Remembrance Day Pow Wow is a gathering to honour the thousands of men and women who sacrificed their lives in military service. This 3-day traditional Pow Wow, organized by community volunteers, takes place at the Kumsheen Secondary School gym. The Pow Wow Visitors Guide provides helpful information on Pow Wow etiquette. https://www.powwows.com/main/pow-wow-visitors-guide/
For more info visit the Lytton Remembrance Day Pow Wow Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/groups/113880172095710/

RiverFest– Labour Day Weekend
The Interior Salish First Nations people have lived along these magnificent rivers for over 10,000 years and are an integral part of the celebration. The Lytton River Festival is a celebration of the great Thompson and Fraser Rivers, and their historic and present-day role in the small community of Lytton. It’s three fun-filled days of festivity. It features local and native artisans, children’s events, our Farmer’s Market, great bands, street dancing, entertainers, and much, much more. This is truly a good ‘ol small town celebration at its best!

The Village of Lytton, Lytton First Nations, Lytton and District Chamber of Commerce, Scotiabank, Kumsheen Rafting Resort and many of our local businesses are just some of the active partners in this family-oriented event. For more information go to the Lytton River Festival website at http://riverfestival.ca/

Lytton Authors & Artists Festival
For 2020, the inaugural Lytton Authors & Artists Festival (LAAF) will take place alongside RiverFest. LAAF is a celebration of Lytton’s unsung artists whether 8 or 80, use a paintbrush, glue gun or pen and paper. Published authors are invited to come and speak, read or teach upcoming hopefuls and devoted fans alike.

Two Rivers Farmer’s Market – June to October
The Two Rivers Farmer’s Market located in town on 4th Street is open June to October, Fridays 10 am until 4 pm.  Vendors from the area sell products that are hand-crafted, home-baked or locally grown.  Two Rivers Farmer’s Market is a member of the BC Farmer’s Market Association.  For more information and vendor inquiries, contact: tworiversfarmersmarket@live.ca.

For more info visit the Two Rivers Farmer’s Market Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/TwoRiversFarmersMarket/

2 Rivers Remix
‘Q’əmcín Two Rivers Remix is a FREE 2-day outdoor feast of contemporary Indigenous music and culture in Lytton in the Nlaka’pamux nation. Held annually in May right on 4th Street in town. Festivities usually start in the afternoon or evening on Friday and run all-day Saturday.
The festival features BC Indigenous musicians creating a critical new grassroots sound that empowers all Indigenous people and inspires our youth.For more information, visit the 2 Rivers Remix Facebook page:. https://www.facebook.com/events/232563933972986/

Lytton Days – May Long Weekend
This entertaining family event features a street dance on Saturday, various activities including the crowning of the May Queen and tournaments, all followed by a parade down Main Street on Monday. This event is organized by volunteers from the Lytton Days Committee.

Aboriginal Day – June 21st
Nlaka’pamux Nation Tribal Council sponsors Aboriginal Day Celebrations every year on June 21st.  The activities planned throughout the day encourage families, friends and community members to enjoy local music, singing, dancing, drumming, workshops, traditional foods and artisan displays.

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting – December
Every year, the Two Rivers Community Service Society welcomes community members and visitors to the annual Christmas Tree Lighting at Pocket Park at the base of the stairs, on Main Street. This event coincides with caroling, often planned for the 1st Wednesday of December at 5 pm.

CP Holiday Train – December
The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train embarks on its three-week journey at the end of November to make its way across Canada. Lytton has been included towards the end of the 150-community tour since the train’s inception in 1999. The goal of the Holiday Train is to collect food and money for local food banks and to raise awareness in the fight against hunger. At each stop, the Holiday Train rolls in decorated with brightly coloured lights, then opens up its box car doors to put on a live show on the tracks. Communities are encouraged to donate foods and funds to the local food bank. For more information, visit www.cpr.ca and search “holiday train”.

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