Top Pocono Events and Fun Family Things To Do in 2023

Jan 23, 2023

No matter what month you choose to visit Skytop Lodge in the Poconos, there’s always something fun happening and a new season to enjoy. Whether you’re looking to experience all the family fun in March for spring break or want to attend a small-town county fair in the fall, the Poconos has it all.

As a guest at Skytop Lodge, you will enjoy the grandest resort in the Poconos with access to everything the region has to offer. From endless trails and slopes to plenty of amenities and scheduled activities, there’s something for everyone when you stay at Skytop.


Bundle up! Winter in the Poconos can be frigid and cold, but for those looking to explore and find adventure, it’s all about embracing the snow. Take advantage of fresh powder after snowfall with winter sports like skiing and snowboarding. Feeling extra adventurous? Challenge yourself and try something new with the Polar Plunge that takes place at Mauch Chunk Lake in Jim Thorpe every year.

Some snowy favorites that you can experience right here at Skytop include:

If you prefer to bundle up, we suggest doing some shopping in one of the many small towns nearby. Get a load of that small-town charm and find unique shops and boutiques as you browse the quintessential downtown streets. You’ll find some of the best shopping in Milford, Honesdale, Stroudsburg or Jim Thorpe. The most convenient part? Each town is a short drive from Skytop Lodge.

From cold and snowy to warm and cozy, check out these fun events happening this season in the Poconos.

A street of buildings lit up with christmas lighs during the jim thorpe winterfest

Annual Jim Thorpe Winterfest

Enjoy Winter Wonderland activities and unique events for the whole family, including round-trip rides on the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway.

Presidents Weekend at Skytop Lodge

Join us for a full week of family fun including seasonal activities, culinary and mixology classes, crafts and, of course, endless memories.

group of people at the winter beer festival in the poconos

Winter Beer Festival

The annual Winter Beer Festival has something for the whole family to enjoy, including beer tastings from local craft breweries for the adults.


Families have been visiting Skytop Lodge for spring break and the Easter holiday for generations while making lasting memories along the way. As we get a glimpse of the warm sunshine, it’s a season of awakening with tons of family events and offerings happening at the resort and around town. This is the time of year to get outside and try one of these activities at Skytop:

Fishing, boating and Skytop’s Treetop Adventure Course are all top activities to try in the spring. And when weather permits, there’s nothing like a hike to experience the blossoms and fresh mountain area of the new season.

Here’s what’s happening this spring in the Poconos:

Little girl holding an easter basket at Skytop Lodge

Easter at Skytop Lodge 

The fun-filled weekend will be nothing short of amazing, and you won’t want to miss our egg-cellent list of weekend activities, including personalized Easter baskets for the little ones.

Wally Wine Fest

A local favorite, check out various vendors and tastings during this beloved seasonal event.

Chili and Wing Cookoff

Visitors can get a taste of the local flavors of the Poconos with outstanding chili and wing recipes. Who will be the best in the region?

flock on baby lambs

Quiet Valley Animal Farm

At the end of the spring season, Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm has a bunch of new baby animals to see. You can visit the farm and make a new furry friend!


When school’s out for summer, take the family to Skytop! Skytop Lake beach boasts relaxing sandy shores and breathtaking scenery. Take a dip in the lake or try one of our water activities. For kids of all ages, our floating waterpark is the perfect way to make fun summer memories on the lake. Other summer activities include:

  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming
  • Hiking
  • Lawn Bowling

There’s something magical about the Pocono Mountains in the summer, especially during the Fourth of July. You’ll get the small-town feel with the perfect weather for watching the fireworks show outside. Skytop has one of the best views in town!

Check out these unique events happening this summer:

summer beer fest at Skytop Lodge

Summer Beer Fest

We love to celebrate local brews! At this annual event, you can taste great food and play lawn games at our beautiful outdoor venue.

County Fairs

End-of-summer county fairs have been a tradition for generations. Visit one of these quintessential events and you’ll find rides, food, live music and more. One of the favorites is the  Annual Wayne County Fair, which is one of the oldest agricultural fairs in the region.


Get ready for pumpkins and hayrides! Skytop’s nightly campfires return in the fall, along with endless harvest activities and spooky Halloween fun. It’s the perfect time to take a family vacation for fall break! For the adventurous bunch, you can’t go wrong with the pulse-pounding thrill of the Treetop Adventure Course, Paintball or Arrow Tag. Just check out the Skytop Adventure Center for all kinds of fun!

When planning your fall stay at Skytop, you’ll want to check out these events:

A scarcrow and pumpkins in a truckbed at the harvest festival

Harvest and Heritage Days

Honesdale typically celebrates with a harvest festival with lots of pumpkins and hayrides!

Halloween at Skytop Lodge

What’s not to love about the spooky forest and haunted hayrides? Get in the spirit with various events in the Poconos area. Or stay at Skytop where you’ll find endless Halloween fun right here at the resort.


This music festival takes place in the fall every year and is usually free to attend! Get out and hear some great live music with the family.

This is the year to visit the Poconos! What are you waiting for? Whether you are planning a winter getaway or a summer vacation, you’ll find everything for a memorable vacation at Skytop Lodge.