Nobody wants to see summer come to an end. The cure for the summertime blues is easy. Wally Lake Fest is back for another great end of summer send off. This August from the 28th through the 30th the town will come alive with events taking place at various locations. Wally Lake Fest is presented by the Downtown Hawley Partnership. The goal of Wally Lake Fest is to embrace the area’s pristine natural beauty and fun atmosphere, as well as provide the opportunity for local businesses to showcase products and services, stimulate tourism and strengthen the community.
Kicking off the festivities bright and early Friday morning is SUP Yoga demonstrations by Roots Yoga Studio. Throughout the day, there will be glass stretching and glass bead making, Roaring 20’s dining and music at Hotel Belvidere, and the Hawley Farmer’s Market at Bingham Park. Other fun events that visitors have enjoyed at past Wally Lake Fest’s have included a Luau at Ehrhardt’s Pub, an evening concert series at The Boat House, and a Lakeside Beach Bash. After a day out and about around town, be sure to check out The Ritz Company Playhouse performance of Arsenic and Old Lace happening during Wally Lake Fest. Or end the day with Jazz on the Deck at The Settlers Inn with special guests Spencer and Nancy Reed. There will be a BBQ buffet for $39 per person.
Saturday events that guests look forward to each year include a Fly Tying Demonstration at the Lake Wallenpaupack Visitors Center, Canal Festival, the Open Market Fair at Wallenpaupack High School, Boat Watercraft and Outdoor Show, motorcycle ride for the lake, book signings and the Battle of the Bands in front of the Visitor’s Center. Families will also enjoy visiting the family activity spot at Gresham’s Landing, free sailboat rides at Lighthouse Harbor Marina, the Lake Lacawac Paddle at Lacawac Sanctuary and the boat parade starting at 4:00 p.m complete with prizes up to $1,000.
Many events will continue on Sunday like the SUP Yoga, but be sure to check out the Open Market Fair hosted by the Pocono Lake Region Chamber from 10:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m. There will also be a 2-day Boat, Watercraft and ATV expo at the Wallenpaupack High School. Festival goers will want to make sure to attend the High-Octane Beach Party at Palmyra Township Beach from 12:00 p.m to 6:00 p.m. Finish out Sunday evening over at Ledges Hotel for their Blues, Brews and BBQ with special guests Merchants of Groove. Ledges Hotel will be offering special times just for Wally Lake Fest from 2:00 p.m to 5:00 p.m and also from 5:30 p.m to 9:00 p.m.
Whether you live in the area or are coming in just to enjoy Wally Lake Fest, we would love to have you come and enjoy some time with us here at The Settlers Inn. Spend the night and enjoy breakfast in the morning or simply take the night off from cooking and head over to our award-winning restaurant. We are conveniently located near Lake Wallenpaupack and close to all the action of downtown Hawley. We are home to 23 beautifully decorated guest rooms with most rooms featuring a seasonal fireplace and Jacuzzi tub. For reservations or additional information, please call 570-226-2993 and we will gladly help you. We look forward to spending a few days of summer with you.
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