What do you get when you combine sunny summer weather, dozens of events, live music and Lake Wallenpaupack? Wally Lake Fest is the highlight of summer fun in the Pocono Mountains! This annual lake festival takes place August 27-29, and if the previous festivals are any indication of what’s in store, 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.
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 here is loads of fun by itself! The lake covers 5,700 acres, offers 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 at The Settlers Inn’s Jazz on the Deck, Ledges Hotel’s Blues, Brews & BBQ, The Dock on Wallenpaupack’s Lakeside Live 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! New this year will be evening concerts at Harmony in the Woods. No matter where you are or what you’re doing, you won’t be far from great tunes.
3. Exciting Events
Every corner of town brims with unique gifts, handmade crafts and specialty food items available for sale. Shop ’til you drop with the Artisan Craft Fair at the Hawley Silk Mill, Open Air Market at Lake Wallenpaupack Visitors Center and the Vendor Fair and Market at Wallenpaupack Area High School. There’s also the annual Ride for the Lake, rail biking adventures and a show at the Ritz Company Playhouse. 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! 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.