May

Lytton Days – May Long WeekendMay long weekend parade main street lytton bc ©BFandrich

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.

 

 

 

June

AboriginNlaka'pamux Indigenous Dancer Lytton First Nations ©BFandrichal 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.

 

 

 

Two River Farmers Market Lytton BCTwo 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: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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

 

July

Musicians Lytton First Nation ©BFandrich

 

2 Rivers Remix 

Takes place in town on 4th Street and runs 5:00pm-11:00pm on Friday & 1:00pm-11:00pm on Saturday.  Featuring BC Indigenous musicians, the 'Q'əmcín Two Rivers Remix is a FREE 2-day outdoor feast of contemporary Indigenous music and culture in the village of Lytton in the Nlaka'pamux nation.
For more information, visit the 2 Rivers Remix Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/events/232563933972986/

 

 

 

September

Nlaka'pamux Indigenous dancer Lytton First Nation ©BFandrichRiverFest - 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/

 

November

Annual Remembrance Day Pow Wow​ - Remembrance Day WeekendNlaka'pamux Lytton First Nation drummers and singers in Lytton BC ©BFandrich

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 on Remembrance Day weekend. The Pow Wow Visitors Guide provides helpful information on Pow Wow etiquette.

For more information, please visit the Lytton Remembrance Day Pow Wow Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/groups/113880172095710/

 

DecemberNlaka'pamux fire dancer lytton first nation ©BFandrich

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting - First Week of December

Every year, the Two Rivers Community Service Society welcomes community members and visitors alike to the annual Christmas Tree Lighting at Pocket Park, located at the base of the stairs on Main Street across from the Village Office. This event has the Santa Parade, where participants - and their vehicles! - get dressed up in costumes, Santa hands out candy, there's caroling, and hot drinks for everyone. Usually happening in the first week of December.

CP Holiday Train - Mid-December

The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train embarks on its three-week journey at the end of November and makes its way across Canada. Lytton has been part of the western-end of its 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 for the community. Everyone is encouraged to donate foods and funds as they can for the local food bank with volunteers gathering the donations up for those in need. For more information, visit www.cpr.ca and search “holiday train”.