LAKE REGION - Wally Lake Fest is described as 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.

“The action packed festival gives people the opportunity to have fun out on the water and enjoy themselves on dry land,” said Keith Williams, chairman of the Wally Lake Fest Committee.

Sampling the activities

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 festival continues with fanfare on Saturday and Sunday. Some of the activities planned include an open market fair, a motorcycle ride, a bike ride, kayak and standup paddle board demonstrations, 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,” Williams said.

Free shuttle service

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 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, and the Facebook page,