A Family Affair: A Wally Lake Fest for All Ages

Wally Lake Fest is three days of fun, sun, sand and water on beautiful Lake Wallenpaupack and the surrounding region. From August 25th through the 27th, 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.

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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 eighth 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, kayak and standup paddleboard demos, various artisan and craft fairs, a beer tasting, live music on a floating stage, a boat, watercraft and outdoor show, free tastings of local cheeses, train rides, a boat parade, sailboat rides, a sailboat regatta race, a kids activity zone complete with face painting, kids tattoos, balloons and more, 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, multiple free shuttle buses will run throughout the weekend, making a variety of stops. On Saturday, FREE shuttle buses will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday, busses 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 and supported by dozens more!

2 Responses to A Family Affair: A Wally Lake Fest for All Ages

  1. Susan March says:

    Hi!
    We have a place on Pocono Springs Lake, near Gouldsboro, and would like to come up for the Wallyfest this year. Would you give us some advice on where to park or whether the shuttle is recommended and if so where to get that? Is there is schedule of events for the day? Thank you!

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