When you decide to book a summer vacation to the Pocono Mountains, you’ll find many ways to enjoy yourself and keep everyone happy, busy, and engaged throughout your trip. There are a number of Pocono indoor and Pocono outdoor activities you’ll want to be sure to add to your itinerary. Add in a few events celebrating some of your favorite things to make a trip to remember.

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33rd Annual Great Tastes of Pennsylvania Wine & Food Festival

Celebrate the tastes and flavors that make the state, and the region, unique. Enjoy a selection of wines and culinary creations, plus live music on two stages, crafts, and plenty of fun. The festival takes place at Split Rock Resort in Lake Harmony June 22-23, 2024. Event hours are 12-5 p.m. Tickets are available on the resort website, including discounted tickets for the designated driver(s) of the group.

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Mahoning Valley Speedway Weekly Racing

It’s a bit of a drive, but racing fans won’t mind. The speedway in Lehighton hosts weekly races on Saturdays during the summer. Races take place at 6 p.m., and the first race is June 1, 2024.

Camelbeach Outdoor Waterpark Fireworks

Celebrate American independence with a 4th of July celebration to remember. After a day of fun at the water park, turn your eyes skyward to be entertained. There will be other fun and excitement leading up to the main event. Visit the park 6-10 p.m. on July 4th to take part in the fun.

Penn’s Peak

The concert hall hosts a variety of local and national musical acts, as well as events throughout the year. This summer the venue will host acts like Travis Tritt, the Little River Band, and a variety of “tribute” bands providing homages to greats like Johnny Folsom and John Denver.

Mauch Chunk Opera House

The venue that has been entertaining guests since 1881 needs to be on your list of activities this summer. Not only do they host musical acts like a Smiths tribute band, but they also offer comedy events and more. You can see acts like Tom Green, Mike E. Winfield, and many others.

Farmers’ Markets

There’s nothing like fresh fruits and vegetables to make your summer meals in your vacation rental delicious. Stop by a farmers’ market to pick up what you’ll need. The market also features vendors offering handmade crafts, art, jewelry, clothing, and more. The market is held multiple times throughout the summer, so you can get the best and freshest items available.

Other Activities


You chose a private vacation rental because of the feeling of home it provides. It offers many comforts, such as living space, private bedrooms, and a kitchen and dining area. You can prepare and serve home-cooked meals or snacks any time of day. Part of vacationing, however, is experiencing the tastes and flavors of the destination.

There are a variety of restaurants in Lake Harmony and the surrounding area where you can taste everything from American and bar food to seafood, you’ll find something to please every palate in the group. Start your day out right with breakfast favorites at Terra-Cottage Cafe & Gift Shop or enjoy a lunch or dinner in a casual atmosphere at Boulder View Tavern. Enjoy a special date or occasion with dinner at Louie’s Prime Steak House, or taste the sea at Dom N Ali Steaks and Seafood in nearby Jim Thorpe, PA.


If you’re looking for more than the essentials for your stay, you’ll have to travel a little further afield. For not-so-premium prices on typically premium brands, head to Pocono Premium Outlets in Tannersville. Shop stores like Abercrombie & Fitch, Adidas, Gap, Old Navy, Yankee Candle, and others. There are also a number of dining establishments where you can grab a quick bite before moving on to the next store.

For those who are looking for unique pieces tested by time, make the trek to Stroudsburg. There you’ll find Olde Engine Works, an antique marketplace full of antique furniture and décor, along with vintage clothing and accessories, cameras, musical instruments, and more.

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Escape to Lake Harmony & the Poconos This Summer

Once you’ve decided to make the Pocono Mountains region, and specifically the Lake Harmony area and its many events and activities your summer 2024 vacation, make sure your next step is booking a private vacation rental with Pocono Mountain Rentals. After a day full of fun, relax in a private rental with all the comforts of your own home. Spread out in an open living area and spend time with loved ones or catch up on the latest episode of your favorite TV show.

Our Lake Harmony homes are as large as nine bedrooms, so you and all your loved ones can enjoy the town’s many events together. Enjoy the privacy of your own room and private outdoor spaces the whole group can enjoy like patios and balconies.

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