Kayaking, SUPs, Tubes and More

Enjoy the Battle of the Bands from an inner tube, SUP (standup paddleboard), from your own watercraft or just hang out on the dike from 11 - 7 on Saturday. This event is a new cornerstone of Wally Lake Fest.

Ride for the Lake

Come out and show support for Wallenpaupack Watershed as you Ride for the Lake. This 41 mile motorcycle ride is a great way to celebrate the big lake.

Win $1000 in the Boat Parade

Hosted by Chant Realty, decorate your boat for the boat parade, show off for the thousands of spectators and maybe you will come home with $1000!

Enjoy the Great Outdoors

Wally Lake Fest is about the celebration of this wonderful region. Hike along the picturesque Lake Wallenpaupack Nature Trail, take a scenic boat tour or relax with beautiful vistas at one of the great restaurants in our area.

Saturday evening kicks off with the Wallenpaupack Area High School marching band concert in the courtyard and free ice cream followed by shopping, music and more.

Wally Lake Fest is great fun for the whole family. From the pirate ship bounce house to the children author readings to the open market fair and much more in between, Children and adults alike will have a great time.

 

Everything on!!!!

All events for Saturday are currently on as scheduled!  for up to the minute updates stay tuned to Facebook.com/wallylakefest

Download the 2014 Brochure

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Looking for ALL (save for a couple of  late-entry events) Wally Lake Fest has to offer, from event schedule to bus routes, informative maps, really cool pictures and a kick-ass color scheme?  Look no further, just download this 3.3mb PDF file and you’re all set.

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Now, once you download the brochure, it may look a little quirky, all you have to do is set your home printer to “print double sided; flip on long edge” then you can just take the collated papers off your printer, fold them in half long ways and presto – a usable brochure.  If by chance that didn’t work for you, just stop in at the Visitor’s Center, or along the free shuttle route and pick up a copy.

Live Music and Activities all Weekend Long

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It’s nearly here. Wally Lake Fest is just days away and people are anticipating three days of non-stop fun and adventure.

The festival is one of the biggest events in the Pocono Mountains. It prolongs summer fun before back to school and the busy Labor Day holiday weekend.

FRIDAY

If you love live music, you won’t want to miss what’s planned this year. The fifth annual festival kicks off on Friday, August 22nd with an evening of music and entertainment around the lake and in downtown Hawley.

The lakeside restaurants will have music of all genres from jazz to rock, food and fun. Immerse yourself in the Hawaiian spirit during Ehrhardt’s Pub’s Lakeside Luau from 4 to 6 p.m. with Hawaiian décor, festive appetizers and drink specials. The Hawaiian theme will last all night, so be sure to stop in anytime. Wally and the Paupacks are set to entertain from 8 to midnight. People can also head over to the Boat House Restaurant for an Evening Concert Series with Tom Rogo on the deck and Jason Hoffman in the bar, where they’ll play for an enthusiastic crowd from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

In Hawley, from 5 to 10 p.m., the Settlers Inn’s on Main Avenue is featuring their popular New Orleans Jazz and BBQ. There will be live jazz music with Spencer and Nancy Reed Quartet performing from 6 to 9 p.m Reservations are strongly suggested for the meal, which includes a special BBQ menu buffet. Specialty cocktails and tastings will be available throughout the evening. Beginning at 8 p.m., The Ritz Company Playhouse on Keystone Street is showing “Merrily We Dance and Sing/ The Naughty Boy”, a funny musical comedy. Also in town, Hotel Belvidere is introducing the Roaring 20s, with dining and music inspired from the 1920s from noon to 10 p.m. People can also enjoy the ambient sounds of local musician Jason Merrill, as he performs at Roots Yoga Studio for a combination of movement and music.

Lake Wallenpaupack is a popular attraction and each season it draws numerous people to the Lake Region. The sparkling waters provide an endless amount of water activities from swimming to parasailing and boating to fishing. But these are not the only activities that can be done on the lake.

SATURDAY

You can also listen to live music right ON the water. That’s right— Battle of the Bands returns for a third year. On Saturday August 23rd, three bands will perform throughout the day on a floating stage in front of the Lake Wallenpaupack Visitors Center and the Tafton Dike. From 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., local favorites Blue London, Tribes, and Merchants of Groove bring the music out of the restaurants and pubs and onto the lake, the source of the celebration. This free event allows people to listen to live music as they participate in the festivities happening around the lake.

The entertainment continues throughout Saturday evening in downtown Hawley with a Car Cruise in the Dime Bank parking area and Keystone Street from 5 to 9 p.m. featuring DJ Ricky Z. From 6 to 7 p.m., students from the Wallenpaupack High School Marching Band entertain in the AMSkier Insurance Agency gazebo during the popular Ice Cream Social with homemade ice cream provided by Coutts. Beginning at 7:30 p.m. inside the Boiler Room in the Hawley Silk Mill, Harmony Presents is excited to introduce Jason Myles Goss, a captivating artist whose style is comparable to Gillian Welch, Ryan Adams and The Wallflowers. This intimate performance is $16 in advance and $20 at the door. Cocoon Coffee House caters wine, beer and snacks at the show. In addition, Roaring 20s is at Hotel Belvidere and The Ritz is showing their comedy.

Up at the lake, Nichole Granville Duo will play tunes in the Boat House Restaurant and Harkland at Ehrhardt’s Pub.

SUNDAY

On Sunday, August 24th, live music kicks off from noon to 4 p.m. during The Boat House Restaurant’s New England Clambake N Brew. Enjoy big pots of steamers, corn on the cob, potatoes, brews and a live music duo.

Head down to the Palmyra Twp Beach for the HIGH-OCTANE BEACH PARTY sponsored by ROCK SCHOOL.  12 to 1 pm Stan – playing all you favorite classic rock from 60s 70s & 80s;  1:15 to 2:15 East Coast Rockers – AC/DC , Guns & Roses, Motley Crue, Jackyl, Living Color, Mr Big & more;  2:30 to 3:30 Skin n Bones – The bad boys from Scranton PA doing their pure raw dirty Rock & Roll original sound; 4 to 5:15  Northeast PAs Militia – celebrating 21 years of high octane Rock n Roll!

As the festival trickles to an end, the entertainment still continues. Close the festival out in style at Ledges Hotel for Blues, Brews & BBQ. From 4 to 10 p.m., the deck at Glass-Wine.Bar.Kitchen is the scenic site of delicious BBQ style food, specialty cocktails, sample tastings from Stoudts Brewery and music provided by The Merchants of Groove. Reservations are suggested.

Jason Hoffman plays at The Boathouse Restaurant from 5 to 8 p.m. and the Ritz Playhouse features its final showing of “Merrily We Dance and Sing/ The Naughty Boy”.

Head to the Big Lake for Wally Lake Fest to see what all of the buzz is about and don’t miss out on the biggest festival of the summer! To make it possible for people to get the most out of their Wally Lake Fest experience, free shuttle buses will run on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. So park your car once and take free shuttles all day.

Park Once and Hop Aboard the Shuttle

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Wally Lake Fest 2014: Park Once and Hop Aboard the Shuttle

Hawley, PA. August 4, 2014. The fifth annual Wally Lake Fest is just a couple of weeks away and local residents and visitors are looking forward to celebrating the good times of summer on beautiful Lake Wallenpaupack with many activities from free sailboat rides and a boat parade to an open market fair and a tour de towpath bike ride.

Wally Lake Fest takes place August 22nd through the 24th. Families and friends attend the action packed event celebrating this scenic lake and all it has to offer. The festival gives people the opportunity to have a blast out on the water and on dry land. It’s also an ideal way to spend the last summer weekend together before back to school and the Labor Day holiday.

With many events offered at different locations, festival-goers may wonder how they can easily make it from one to the next without concerning themselves with searching for parking spots at each place. While a variety of activities are within walking distance of each other, there are some that require a short drive.

To make it possible for people to get the most out of their experience, free shuttle buses will run on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This is a convenient new service, which allows people to park their car once as the free shuttle bus brings them around to many of the event locations. The route includes stops at these prime locations along Route 6: the PPL Environmental Learning Center, the Wallenpaupack High School, the Lake Wallenpaupack Visitors Center, Gresham’s Landing, the Hawley Silk Mill, the Lock 31 Canal Festival and various locations throughout downtown Hawley.

Take advantage of this free shuttle and don’t miss any of the fantastic events planned!

Family Fun at Wally Lake Fest!

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Hawley, PA. July 28, 2014. Wally Lake Fest is three days of fun, sun, sand and water on beautiful Lake Wallenpaupack and the surrounding region. From August 22nd through the 24th, people of all ages attend the weekend-long event celebrating the third largest man-made lake in the state and all its 52 miles of shoreline has to offer.

The action packed festival gives people the opportunity to have fun out on the water and enjoy themselves on dry land.  Wally Lake Fest is the perfect way to spend the last summer weekend together as a family before back to school and the Labor Day holiday. Who says summer can’t last just a little bit longer? On Lake Wally, it can!

This August marks the fifth year and it promises to be bigger and better than ever. The party gets started on Friday with a variety of live music at the local restaurants and pubs as well as a comedic play at the local playhouse. The live entertainment continues throughout the weekend.

The thrilling festival continues with fanfare on Saturday and Sunday. Some of the exciting activities planned include an open market fair, a motorcycle ride, a bike ride, canoe, kayak and standup paddleboard demos, kayak and standup paddleboard rentals, tube rentals,  an arts and crafts fair, PPL dam and powerhouse tours, tours of the local blueberry farm, a canal festival, a guided hike at Shuman Point, a scavenger hunt, live music on a floating stage, fly casting demos, a boat, watercraft and outdoor show, a boat parade, free sailboat rides, a sailboat regatta race, a family activity spot complete with face painting, a Pirate Ship Bounce House and more, free samples of ice cream, fudge, and local wine, a car cruise, plenty of shopping, an ice cream social with homemade ice cream, several contests and much more.

Wally Lake Fest is a non-stop adventure in the Lake Region with a plethora of activities for the young and young at heart. Gather the family and spend the weekend on Lake Wallenpaupack, whether you live locally or are visiting the scenic area for the day or the entire weekend!

To make it possible for people to get the most out of their Wally Lake Fest experience, free shuttle buses will run on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. So park your car once and take free shuttles all day.

Wally Lake Fest is proudly hosted by the Downtown Hawley Partnership and presented by Lighthouse Harbor Marina.

Get Registered! Some Events Need a Head’s Up…

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Hawley, PA. July 21, 2014. The fifth Annual Wally Lake Fest is shaping up to be non-stop, action-packed fun August 22nd through the 24th.  With brand new events and returning favorites on the itinerary, this is a summer celebration that brings people of all ages to beautiful Lake Wallenpaupack, which is the third largest lake in the state, and the surrounding Lake Region.

 

This is a unique part of the Pocono Mountains with no shortage of things to do including boating, fishing, swimming and parasailing on the lake as well as hiking, antiquing, dining, shopping, exploring and sight-seeing around every corner. The festival brings all of these elements together and adds even more excitement to the mix with more lake activities from a boat parade and free sailboat rides to live music right on the lake on top of a floating stage and canoe, kayak and stand up paddleboard demonstrations. Some events require advance registration such as the Boat Parade, Tour de Towpath Bike Ride, and the Motorcycle “Ride for the Lake.” Wally Lake Fest is exactly a month away so sign up now to secure your spot!

 

The Boat Parade, sponsored by Davis R. Chant Realtors, is one of the most anticipated events during Wally Lake Fest as people get creative and decorate their boats in a variety of fun themes and styles. The parade takes place on Saturday, August 23rd at 4 p.m. with a rain date of Sunday, August 24th. Participants enter their boat to win prizes for “best dressed.” The first prize winner receives $1,000. Trophies and prizes are also given to first, second and third place winners.  Registration is free and anyone interested in entering should call the Chant office at (570) 226-4518.  Spectators can watch these decked out boats as they parade around the lake. The parade route is mapped out in the Wally Lake Fest brochure. It starts at Sunny Point Cove and ends in front of the judge’s platform at the Tafton Dike. Viewers are encouraged to arrive at the Dike around 4 p.m. to catch this exciting show in time.

 

For those who prefer to stay on dry land, the Tour de Towpath Bike Ride may be the event for you! It’s another activity people enjoy participating in. On Sunday, August 24th, the Tour de Towpath runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The bike ride begins at Sawmill Cycles and continues along a beautiful route to the historic Zane Grey Museum on the scenic Lackawaxen River.  This is an approximate 16 to 32 mile road ride. Cyclists can choose a self-guided ride or leave with the group at 10 a.m. Shuttle service is available from the museum or people can ride back. Shuttle service is $10. Bike rentals are available for $35. People can pre-register or sign up the day of the event beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Sawmill Cycles in Hawley. For more information or to register, call (570) 352-3444.

 

See beautiful views of the Big Lake from a motorcycle while supporting an important cause! The Motorcycle “Ride for the Lake” takes place on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. Participants are asked to meet at the Wallenpaupack Area High School for an expanded 41 mile motorcycle ride around the lake. The event benefits the non-profit Lake Wallenpaupack Watershed Management District, which studies the lake and protects it from pollution. Maps and registration are available on the Wally Lake Fest website or by calling (570) 226-3865. The rain date is Sunday. These events fill up fast! Pre-register now and don’t miss out on these fun lake activities! To make it possible for people to get the most out of their Wally Lake Fest experience, free shuttle buses will run on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. So park your car once and take free shuttles all day.

New Events for 2014

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Wally Lake Fest 2014: New Events Announcement

Wally Lake Fest: August 22-24, 2014

Hawley, PA. July 7, 2014. The highly anticipated fifth Annual Wally Lake Fest is a little over a month away and the excitement is mounting for this three day festival celebrating summer fun on Lake Wallenpaupack and around its shoreline with a multitude of activities from free sailboat rides and a boat parade to an open market fair and  a tour de towpath bike ride.

Wally Lake Fest takes place August 22nd through the 24th and several new events have been added to the itinerary this year.

This year’s Wally Lake Fest is shaping up to be the best yet with brand new additions such as the SUP Yoga Demos, Glass Stretching and Glass Bead Making, Paupack Blueberry Farm Tours, American Red Cross “Call to Action” Scavenger Hunt, Schuman’s Point Nature Hike, additional shuttle busses and stops and even more live music.

The SUP Yoga Demos take place Friday and Sunday morning from 7 to 8:30 a.m. on the East Shore Lodging Dock.  Start the day by taking your yoga practice on the water for an invigorating experience.

The Glass Stretching and Bead Making is a free event, offered all three days from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at B. Madigan Jewelry and Gifts on Main Street in Hawley.  Enjoy watching glass turned into beads and other items in a Victorian setting.

If you love sweet, local blueberries, you won’t want to miss the Paupack Blueberry Farm Tours on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The blueberry farm is located on Gumbletown Road in Paupack, a short drive away from the lake.  Visit the farm and browse the gift shop and café for baked goods, homemade jams, jellies, ice cream and blueberry-themed gifts (among others). Be sure to sample the Homemade Blueberry Muffin Lake Fest Special.

Also on Saturday, the American Red Cross “Call to Action” Scavenger Hunt promises to be an exciting addition for families and individuals. The Hunt is held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Claim a unique prize after visiting four of five stations (Gresham’s Landing, Palmyra Township Public Beach, Wallenpaupack Area High School, Hawley Silk Mill, Lock House 31). The prizes are given at a post event in downtown Hawley from 5 to 6 p.m. Each booth focuses on a Red Cross preparedness message and the idea is to collect the message and move on to the next station. Donations are welcome.

Outdoor lovers will want to participate in the Schuman’s Point Nature Hike on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Crazy Fingers Restaurant and Sawmill Cycles team up to provide hikers with a bottle of water and instructions guiding hikers along the point and back. Schuman’s Point is located off Route 590 and is a scenic three-mile loop with views of the lake.

Other places offering live music this year are the Hotel Belvidere with the Roaring 20s style dining and music, live music yoga experience at Roots Yoga Studio with ambient music provided by local musician Jae Merrill, and the Lakeside Beach Bash at John’s Italian Restaurant on Route 507, featuring live music,  happy hour specials giveaways and raffles.

Newer returning favorites include the Family Activity Spot at Gresham’s Landing and Battle of the Bands.  The kids love the Family Activity Spot, which takes place on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Both days, there will be a Pirate Ship Bounce House, face painting, kids tattoos, balloons and a variety of local discounts. On Sunday only, enjoy complimentary ice cream sandwiches from 1 to 2 p.m. at Gresham’s Ice Cream Shoppe.

Battle of the Bands is a popular crowd pleaser. This event debuted two years ago and was a big hit. On Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., several bands perform right on the water on top of a floating stage near the Dike and Visitors Center. The bands scheduled are Blue London, Tribes and Merchants of Groove. People are invited to drop anchor and listen on the lake from their boats, lay out on the Dike while soaking up the sun and tunes, or rent a tube from Northeast Wilderness Experience and watch from the beach.  Tube rentals are available from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. For a half day rental, the tubes are $15 and for the full day, $25.  People can also listen to Battle of the Bands from their own kayak or stand up paddleboard (SUP), provided by Wallenpaupack Scenic Boat Tour and Boat Rentals. The equipment is $10 for an hour and is based on availability.

To make it possible for people to get the most out of their Wally Lake Fest experience, multiple free shuttle buses will run throughout the weekend, making a variety of stops. On Saturday, the buses will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wally Lake Fest is proudly hosted by the Downtown Hawley Partnership and presented by Lighthouse Harbor Marina.

Wally Lake Fest 2014: Returning Events

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Wally Lake Fest 2014: Returning Events

Wally Lake Fest: August 22-24, 2014

 

Preparations for this year’s Wally Lake Fest are in full swing. The highly anticipated three-day festival from August 22-24 celebrates ultimate fun on beautiful Lake Wallenpaupack as well as in and around the Lake Region with activities and events for people of all ages from boat parades to craft shows and ice cream socials to kayak demonstrations.

This year marks Wally Lake Fest’s fifth year and it’s now widely known as the biggest festival celebrating the Big Lake and the tail end of the summer season.  Residents and visitors flock to the shoreline and glistening waters to participate in the many scheduled water activities and also have a blast on dry land. There are many returning events people look forward to including the open market fair, the boat, watercraft and outdoor show, live music ON the lake, tours of the Dam, free sailboat rides, the boat parade, the tour de towpath bike ride and many others.

On Friday, Wally Lake Fest officially kicks off in a celebratory way as the local restaurants, pubs and other establishments feature a variety of live entertainment including The Settlers Inn, The Boat House Restaurant, Roots Yoga Studio, Ehrhardt’s Pub, John’s Italian Restaurant, and The Ritz Theater. Live music is also scheduled for the rest of the weekend.

On Saturday and Sunday, The Open Market Fair takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lake Wallenpaupack Visitors Center as local artisans and crafters showcase their wares and handmade products from maple syrup to soaps.

Also on Saturday and Sunday, The PPL Dam and Power House Tours at the PPL Environmental Learning Center run continuously throughout the day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. These guided tours allow people an in-depth look into how this hydroelectric plant operates.  The Dam tours are only offered during Wally Lake Fest, so anyone interested in learning about the lake’s important role in generating electricity is encouraged to check it out.

Both days, the Boat, Watercraft and Outdoor Show at the Wallenpaupack Area High School allow boat enthusiasts the opportunity to view beautiful boats, watercraft and ATVs.  People can enjoy vendors and food stands in between browsing.  In addition, many local marinas display some of their products. The show is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

One of the most popular Wally Lake Fest events is the free sailboat rides, which are offered on Saturday. People who always wanted to sail but may not know how to themselves can experience this thrilling sport at Lighthouse Harbor Marina from 1 to 4 p.m.  The lake is appreciated in all its glory as the wind whips the sails and the boats glide through the glistening water.  The sailboats depart approximately every hour for a one hour sail. Reservations are required and boats fill up quickly. Call the Lake Wallenpaupack Visitors Center at (570) 226-2141.

The boat parade is another boating event people love whether they enter and decorate their own boat or watch from the shoreline.  Boat registration is free and entrants win fantastic prizes for the best “dressed” boats with the first place winner receiving $1,000. Have fun and get creative! The parade begins around 2 p.m. on Saturday and spectators can see the boats go past the Dike at approximately 4 p.m. The boat parade is organized and presented by Davis R. Chant Realtors – 570-226-4518.

A returning crowd pleaser is the Battle of the Bands. This event debuted last year and was a big hit. On Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., several bands perform right on the water on top of a floating stage near the Dike and Visitors Center. The bands scheduled are Blue London, Tribes and Merchants of Groove. People are invited to drop anchor and listen on the lake from their boats, lay out on the Dike while soaking up the sun and tunes, or rent a tube from Northeast Wilderness Experience and watch from the beach.  Tube rentals are available from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

On Sunday, the Tour de Towpath Bike Ride takes off from Sawmill Cycles for a beautiful 16-32 mile road ride to the Zane Grey Museum along the Lackawaxen River. Shuttle service is provided from Zane Grey or cyclists can bike back.  Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at Sawmill Cycles, which is on Route 6, across from the IGA supermarket. People can pre-register or sign up the day of the event.  Bike rentals are available for $35. The shuttle service is $10.

These favorite events and more are making a comeback for another weekend of Wally Lake Fest fun. Be sure not to miss out on these exciting activities!

Wally Lake Fest is proudly hosted by the Downtown Hawley Partnership and presented by Lighthouse Harbor Marina.

Pick up a Wally Lake Fest brochure at the Lake Wallenpaupack Visitors Center or other area businesses.

Wally Lake Fest 2014: Last Call for Sponsors & Events

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Wally Lake Fest 2014: Last Call for Sponsors & Events

Wally Lake Fest: August 22-24, 2014

Hawley, PA. April 22, 2014. Wally Lake Fest, proudly presented by the Downtown Hawley Partnership, is embarking on its milestone FIFTH YEAR August 22 – 24, 2014. The festival reached new, record-setting heights in 2013 and is looking to out-do itself again this year! Join us in this incredible summer celebration.

 

Wally Lake Fest features events located throughout the entire Lake Region including the Lake Wallenpaupack Visitors Center, Downtown Hawley, area businesses and across the lake itself. In 2013 the event featured well over 50 events across the weekend attracting nearly 10,000 people to the region.

 

Our goal is to create a weekend full of events that embrace the area’s pristine natural beauty and fun atmosphere, as well as provide opportunity for local business to showcase products and services, stimulate tourism and strengthen the community.

 

We have an exciting line up scheduled for the weekend, some highlighted events include:

·       Two-Day Open Market Fair at the Lake Wallenpaupack Visitors Center

·       Two-Day Boat, Watercraft & ATV Expo and Open Market Fair at Wallenpaupack High School

·       Outdoor Experiences on the Shoreline and Nature Path

·       Boat Parade on the Lake

·       An Evening of Shopping, Dining & Entertainment in Downtown Hawley

·       Battle of the Bands, Live on the Lake!

·       Over 50 Different Events Around the Area,

 

This year’s Wally Lake Fest will be heavily promoted through online advertising, social media, outdoor, posters, brochures and more. Visit our website: www.WallyLakeFest.com where we will list all the events, sponsors, parking information, lodging packages and more.

If you would like to participate in the weekend via sponsorship, hosting an event, decorating your boat in the parade, keeping your store open late on Saturday night, a table at the Open Market Fair, facilitating an outdoor experience, or anything else you can think of please complete one of the attached forms or contact us at 570.226.2141 or info@wallylakefest.com.

 

We’ll see you at the 5th annual Wally Lake Fest!

For sponsorship details, visit www.wallylakefest.com, call (570) 226-2141 or email info@wallylakefest.com.

Wally Lake Fest 2014: Planning is Underway

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Wally Lake Fest 2014: Planning is Underway

Wally Lake Fest: August 22-24, 2014

Hawley, PA. March 10, 2014.  Spring might not have sprung yet, but planning is already underway for the 5th Annual Wally Lake Fest, which takes place Friday, August 22nd through Sunday, August 24th.   Wally Lake Fest is the only festival in the Pocono Mountains specifically celebrating Lake Wallenpaupack and its garnered a lot of buzz over the past several years.

A few local community leaders with an enthusiasm for the Lake Region brainstormed ways to help summer last a little longer in the area and the idea for Wally Lake Fest was born. Since its inception, the festival’s been slated for the weekend before the Labor Day weekend holiday and it’s become one of the busiest times of the year as people flock to the Lake Region for all of the fun.

This is an action-packed three day event where the shores and surrounding area come alive with live music, an open fair market, free sailboat rides, tours of the Dam, kayak demos, art displays, bike rides, a motorcycle ride, downtown shopping, a boat parade, an ice cream social and much more. With so many activities planned, the entire Lake Region and downtown Hawley is the place to be for people of all ages either on the water or on dry land.

Wally Lake Fest is hosted by the Downtown Hawley Partnership and presented by Lighthouse Harbor Marina. It’s also made possible through dedicated and generous sponsors, volunteers, organizers, local businesses and supporters.  The entire community works together to bring this end of summer celebration to the area.

2014 Wally Lake Fest Sponsor & Event Forms

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