The midway is one of the popular attractions during Lumby Days.

The midway is one of the popular attractions during Lumby Days.

Lumby Days ready to go Olé!

The 57th annual Lumby Days runs from Thursday to Sunday and activities will be focused around a Mexican theme.

It’s fiesta time in Lumby.

The 57th annual Lumby Days runs from Thursday to Sunday and activities will be focused around a Mexican theme.

“It’s going to be totally awesome,” said Merna Alexander, chairperson.

The action officially gets underway Thursday with Thrash Pro Wrestling at Pat Duke Arena at 7 p.m. Entry is $3 with a Lumby Days button or $5 without a button.

“They have been throughout B.C. and Washington and they attract great crowds,” said Alexander.

“We’re getting a good response from people.”

On Friday, look high in the sky for the Lumby Air Force paragliders, while the midway opens in Oval Park at 3 p.m. Live entertainment begins at the festival stage at 4:30 p.m.

Saturday’s activities include a pancake breakfast, a firearms and antiques show, a trades show, the J.L. Inglis Elementary silent auction, a car show and shine and the Monashee Arts Council showcase.

Plan to be in downtown Lumby as the parade begins at 11 a.m., moved an hour ahead from previous years so everyone can enjoy the jampacked schedule.

“It’s the highlight of Lumby Days, and after it, the park is swarming,” said Alexander.

Also on Saturday is extreme freestyle motocross  demonstrations at 1, 2:30 and 4 p.m., while there will be wrestling demonstrations at 1:40, 3:10 and 4:40 p.m.

Most of the same events also take place Sunday, along with kids activities, Bingo and an outdoor church service.

“It’s a fun, fun weekend,” said Alexander, who believes Lumby Days is popular because it provides residents with an opportunity to get together.

“Families can bring a picnic lunch and lawn chairs to the park  and be there all day.”

Lumby Days also has a year-round impact in the community.

“It’s a key fundraising time for the school, minor hockey, the Lions and there’s the museum with its pie booth,” said Alexander.

For more information, go to www.lumbydays.ca.