3 Reasons Wally Lake Fest Is the Ultimate Summer Event

What do you get when you combine sunny summer weather, dozens of events, live music, and Lake Wallenpaupack? You get Wally Lake Fest, the highlight of summer fun in the Pocono Mountains! This annual lake festival is taking place this year from August 24-26, and if the previous festivals are any indication of what’s in store for this year, then you don’t want to miss out! Whether you’re on the water, at the Open Market Fair, or shopping in Downtown Hawley, Wally Lake Fest has something for everyone!

You may come specifically for Wally Lake Fest, but you’ll find that this corner of the Poconos has a lot to offer! In our free Vacation Guide, you’ll discover all the other great ways to spend your time while you’re here. That’s because, here at Silver Birches Resort, we’re the experts who can help you craft the very best Poconos vacation.

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3 Reasons Wally Lake Fest Is the Ultimate Summer Event

1. Lake Wallenpaupack Itself

Before we get into the details of the festival, newcomers should know that Lake Wallenpaupack isn’t just your average body of water. You don’t need a festival to enjoy the lake; a day spent there is loads of fun by itself! The lake covers 5,700 acres and contains 52 miles of shoreline, and is home to excellent smallmouth and striped bass fishing (as well as walleye, bluegill, and more). Jump in for a swim, go kayaking, rent a stand-up paddleboard, or just relax on the beach and take in the scenery. Now, add Wally Lake Fest to that, and you have all the ingredients for an exciting summer festival!

2. Live Music

Any good festival features great local music, and Wally Lake Fest delivers. Wally Lake Fest features live music throughout Hawley like at The Settlers Inn’s Jazz on the Deck, Ledges Hotel’s Blues, Brews & BBQ, The Dock on Wallenpaupack’s Music Overlooking the Lake and, of course, Wallypalooza! What’s so great about that, you ask? Bands perform on a floating stage and you can watch from the shore, or kayak up to the stage and enjoy the hours of free music! No matter where you are or what you’re doing, you won’t be far from great tunes.

3. Exciting Events

How does a boat parade on Lake Wallenpaupack sound? Or four open-air markets featuring local goods? What about a watercraft expo, featuring the finest boats, ATVs, and more? Did we mention free ice cream or the antique car show? Those are just a handful of the great events you’ll find at Wally Lake Fest. Whether you’re on the water or relaxing on the beach, there’s more than enough to keep you busy!

Experience the Excitement of Wally Lake Fest at Silver Birches

Located on Lake Wallenpaupack, Silver Birches Resort is Hawley’s premier lakefront resort. Surrounded by Poconos beauty, Silver Birches offers guests the perfect blend of comfort and recreation. Our accommodations range from spacious deluxe king rooms to cottages and fully furnished houses. Amenities include Jacuzzis, fireplaces, flat-screen TVs, and great views of Lake Wallenpaupack. If you want to get out on the water, you can rent a boat, kayak or stand-up paddleboard, all from our new Recreation Center! We haven’t even scratched the surface of the fun and relaxation that awaits you here at Silver Birches. Contact us and make your reservations today.