Wally Lake Fest 2013: A Family Affair: Fun for All Ages

Wally Lake Fest 2013: A Family Affair: Fun for All Ages

Wally Lake Fest: August 23-25, 2013

Prepared by Allison Mowatt

Wally Lake Fest is three days of fun, sun, sand and water on beautiful Lake Wallenpaupack and the surrounding region. From August 23rd through the 25th, 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 fourth 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, a vintage bicycle show, 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 ice factory museum, a canal festival, pet adoptions, Lacawac Sanctuary historical tours, 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, a free shuttle bus will run every five to ten minutes on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (with a Hawley Silk Mill stop available on Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and on Sunday from 10 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. Additional details and daily updates are posted on http://www.wallylakefest.com, and the Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/wallylakefest.

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