Wally Fest 2023

Wally Lake Fest is now in its 13th year celebrating beautiful Lake Wallenpaupack and the surrounding lake region. The last weekend in August promises endless fun for people of all ages with exciting activities and events scheduled August 25th through the 27th.

The water is the place to be during Wally Lake Fest. One of the main events is Wallypalooza on Saturday, where local bands rock out on a floating stage. Playing on the floating stage for 2023 are: Ten02, Sydney Irving and Cooper Greer!  Catch this free concert from your boat or watch from the shore on Tafton Dike.

You’ll find pontoon, kayak, and paddleboard rentals at local marinas. You can even take a 50 minute guided boat tour to see the sights.  Sunday will feature a returning favorite classic band, Friend of the Gypsy at the beach!

Wally Lake Fest honors the “big lake’s” natural scenic beauty and all recreational activities from boating to biking and much more. Some of the fun outdoor adventures happen right on the lake or beach while others take place in downtown Hawley and other locations near the lake.

Whether riding motorcycles or sailboats, outdoor enthusiasts can look forward to three full days of all Wally Lake Fest has to offer. There will be the 11th Annual Ride for the Lake with a 41-mile motorcycle ride around the lake, Wallypalooza with live music on a floating stage on the lake, a boat and outdoor expo, an open market fair, vendor fair, artisan market, car cruise and much more! Local shops and restaurants host live music, demos, and special events all weekend.

Free shuttle buses will run throughout Saturday and Sunday making a variety of stops in order to make it possible for everyone to get the most out of their Wally Lake Fest experience. Park your car once and take the free shuttle around to many different activities.  Free parking for the shuttle buses is located at the Wallenpaupack North Primary, North Intermediate and Middle Schools, all of which are located on Atlantic Avenue, just off Route 6. 

Wally Lake Fest is proudly hosted by The Chamber of the Northern Poconos and presented by Lighthouse Harbor Marina with support from the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau. Additional details are posted on the website WallyLakeFest.com as well as Facebook and Instagram @wallylakefest.