Wally Lake Fest 2016: Live Music and Activities all Weekend Long
Wally Lake Fest: August 26-28, 2016
Hawley, PA. August 15, 2016. 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.
If you love live music, you won’t want to miss what’s planned this year. The 7th annual festival kicks off on Friday, August 26th with an evening of music and entertainment around the lake and in downtown Hawley.
The lakeside restaurants will have music and of all genres, food and fun. Immerse yourself in the Hawaiian spirit during The Dock at Silver Birches Lakeside Luau from 4 to 9 p.m. with Hawaiian décor, music from Gone Crazy and a hula competition at 5 p.m. with prizes from Kona Brewing Company. People can also head over to the Boat House Restaurant for an Evening Concert Series with Sachi Rodriguez from 5 to 8 p.m. on the deck and then Porter and Sayles from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
In Hawley, from 6 to 9 p.m., the Settlers Inn’s on Main Avenue is featuring their popular Jazz on the Deck. 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 for $39. Cocktail service is available in the garden. There is no cover charge for the music. Beginning at 8 p.m., in the Boiler Room at the Hawley Silk Mill, Harmony Presents brings you Seth Glier and his accompaniment with multi-instrumentalist Joe Nerney. Tickets are $19 in advance and $22 general admission. In addition, at 8 p.m., The Ritz Company Playhouse on Keystone Street is showing “Amorous Ambassador”. 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.
You can also listen to live music right ON the water. That’s right—Wallypalooza takes place on Saturday August 27th. Three bands will perform throughout the day on a floating stage in front of the Lake Wallenpaupack Visitors Center and the Tafton Dike. From 11:00 a.m. to 2 p.m., Gone Crazy performs, 2:30-5:30 p.m.; Harkland and from 5:30-8 p.m.; The May Babies. 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 4 to 8 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 8 p.m., Harmony Presents is excited to welcome Ari Hest, with piano, guitar, strings and thoughtful lyrics. The tickets are $19 in advance and $22 at the door. Also on Saturday, the Ritz is showing their comedy at 8 p.m. and Paulie Knakk performs at The Dock at Silver Birches 9 p.m. to midnight.
As the festival trickles to an end on Sunday, August 28th, the live entertainment still continues at The Dock at Silver Birches from 3 to 6 p.m. with The Pick-Up Artists, Serene Green at The Boathouse from 5 to 8 p.m., and Blues, Brews & BBQ at Glass—Wine. Bar. Kitchen at Ledges Hotel from 6 to 9 p.m. Enjoy music by the Scott Weis Band, BBQ dishes and local craft beer samples. The beer and BBQ is $32.50 per person. There is no cover charge for just the music.
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, multiple free shuttle buses will run throughout the weekend, making a variety of stops. On Saturday, three buses will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday, two will run 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.
For more information, pick up a Wally Lake Fest brochure available at the Lake Wallenpaupack Visitors Center and other area businesses. The brochure lists the complete schedule of events for the entire weekend.