Mark your calendar for the return of Wally Lake Fest! This family-friendly, end-of-summer celebration of all that’s great about Lake Wallenpaupack is coming up August 26-28, 2022. Dive into an exciting weekend line-up of events both on water and on land. Be sure to book a place to stay nearby so you won’t miss any of the fun!

Float on the waves, watch loads of live music performances, snack on delicious food and drinks, visit the Boat and Outdoor Show, browse vendor fairs and markets and more. Wally Fest packs the best of a Pocono Mountains vacation into three days of food, music, watersports, shopping, tours and activities for all ages.

Before You Go

Be sure to book your room early! It’s worth staying overnight in the area to get the full experience. Treat yourself to a lakeside getaway and end the summer right. Reserve your accommodations in advance to secure a spot close to the fun. Stay within sight of the water at Silver Birches Resort, Martin's Lakefront Cottages, East Shore Lodging, Loch Highlands or Cove Haven Resort.

Both The Settlers Inn and Glass - Wine.Bar.Kitchen at Ledges Hotel in Hawley are hosting festival events, making them a perfect home base for the weekend. Have a big group? Let Davis R. Chant Real Estate, Inc. help you find a multi-bedroom vacation home rental.

Remember to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, swimsuits and comfortable walking shoes. Reference the official Wally Lake Fest website to find out what's happening, when and where to map out your can't-miss activities in advance. Watch the video below to get a preview of the fun to come.


Getting Around

With festival events on and off the water all along The Big Lake's 52 miles of shoreline, you’re looking at a lot of ground to cover. Fortunately, celebrations are set in three main areas, and free shuttles run to these locations on Saturday and Sunday. You’ll find hot spots in Downtown Hawley, the North End and the Lake Region.

 

Festival Areas

 

Parking & Shuttles

Free parking is available at the Lake Wallenpaupack Visitors Center, Wallenpaupack Area Middle School and Wallenpaupack Area High School. Free shuttles stop at these locations on Saturday and Sunday.

 

Ride the Train

Why not take a railroad outing with The Stourbridge Line during your visit? Railroad trips depart from Hawley and Honesdale, with different excursions to choose from like Friday's Farmers Market Explorer and Ice Cream Express or the Pocono Express or Honesdale Explorer on Saturday and Sunday. To experience a different side of the tracks when the trains aren't running, take a scenic railbiking trip with Soarin' Eagle Rail Tours.

The Stourbridge Line

  • 812 Main Street
  • (570) 470-2697

All aboard The Stourbridge Line! Scenic passenger trains through the Pocono Mountains. Experience a relaxing, scenic train excursion in vintage railroad coaches along the Lackawaxen River Valley. The Stourbridge Line offers a variety of…

Soarin' Eagle Rail Tours

  • Hawley Train Station
  • (570) 229-2147

The Pocono Mountains first and only railbiking recreational adventure. Railbiking is a fun outdoor "COVID-friendly" way to experience the nature and wildlife found on trails and can easily be enjoyed by all. Custom-made railbikes fit…


Enjoy the Lake

Out on the water is the place to be during Wally Lake Fest! Bring your own boat, get a rental or purchase a new vessel from outfitters all around the lake including Lighthouse Harbor Marina, 1st Klas Marina, Pine Crest Marina, Rubber Duckie Rentals, Sterling Marina, The Boat Shop and Wallenpaupack Scenic Boat Tours. Relax in a family-size pontoon, give paddleboarding a try, or step up the adrenaline and skim over the water on a jet ski.


Live Performances

The music never stops at Wally Lake Fest. Check out the website for a complete schedule of live performances all weekend long!

Enjoy the rhythms of Jazz on The Deck - Wally Lake Fest Special at The Settlers Inn or groove to High Noon Lakeside Live from your boat or from the lawn at Silver Birches Resort. Wallenpaupack Brewing Company, The Wake Zone Indoor Golf & Taproom and Gresham's Chop House will also be showcasing live music performances.

You won't want to miss Saturday's Wallypalooza, which puts performers out on the lake with the help of a floating stage. Drop anchor free of charge or sit on the shore to catch a set of the musical acts. To close out the festival, Glass - Wine.Bar.Kitchen will present Blues, Brews & BBQ on Sunday night; reservations are recommended.


Wally Lake Fest Food & Drinks

Be sure to bring your appetite! You won't leave Wally Lake Fest hungry.

For fresh, farm-to-table flavors, reserve a spot at Wally Lake Fest Brunch at The Settlers Inn: Saturday's menu is a la carte, while Sunday's prix fixe menu is accompanied by live music. You can also enjoy rhythms from local musicians while you eat during select times at The Dock on Wallenpaupack, Gresham's Chop House, Wallenpaupack Brewing Company and Glass - Wine.Bar.Kitchen.

On Saturday, be sure to swing by the Cocoon Coffeehouse from noon to 6 pm to check out the High Noon Seltzer Bar. Ice cream is the perfect way to end Wally Lake Fest: grab a cone from Gresham's Ice Cream Shoppe on Sunday afternoon and listen to talented local youth performers.


Festival Fairs & Markets

Shop for everything from homewares to watercraft at Wally Lake Fest. The festival features several outdoor markets and fairs, and local businesses set up summer specials for the occasion.

Stop by the Hawley Farmer’s Market in Bingham Park on Friday between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. for local and hand-made products. Feel like visiting the midway? Take a short drive to the Greene Dreher Sterling Fair, which can be experienced Friday through Sunday.

Pay a visit to the Boat & Outdoor Show in the parking lot of Wallenpaupack Area High School from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday or Sunday, and while you're there, check out the Vendor Fair & Market. Nearby Hawley Silk Mill will be hosting an Artisan Craft Fair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with both outdoor and indoor shopping, and you can also browse the Open Market Fair held at the Lake Wallenpaupack Visitors Center.

Hawley Farmer's Market Sep 30

Hawley Farmer's Market

  • Recurring weekly on Friday

Stop by the Hawley Farmer’s Market for delicious fresh and local produce and more! Find…


To get the most out of a bash this big, you've got to plan in advance. Visit the Wally Lake Fest website or the Wally Lake Fest Facebook page to learn more about daily schedules, activity centers and places to stay. Check out things to do in the area to experience all Hawley and Lake Wallenpaupack have to offer.

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