LAKE REGION- The boat parade is a popular event at Wally Lake Fest. People love whether they enter and decorate their own boat or watch from the shoreline. The 5th annual Wally Lake Fest takes place August 22-24, hosted by Downtown Hawley Partnership. The boat parade occurs at Lake Wallenpaupack on Saturday, August 23rd. Boat registration is free and entrants win prizes for the best “dressed” boats with the first place winner receiving $1,000. Have fun and get creative. The parade begins around 2 p.m. and spectators can see the boats go past the Tafton Dike at approximately 4 p.m. The boat parade is organized and presented by Davis R. Chant Realtors; for information call 570-226-4518. Pictured is a boat from the 2013 parade. Visit for the full schedule of events.