The first annual Wake the Lake, a weekend-long block party on Lakeside Avenue in Weirs Beach, occurred May 10-12, 2019. The event took place between Tower Street and Foster Avenue. Musical entertainment was featured on 3 stages. Festivities began at 5pm on Friday, continued on Saturday until 11am, and resumed on Sunday 1am. The block party went until 1am on Fri and Sat nights. The block party ended at 5pm on Sunday. In addition to the music, Beer Pong and Corn Hole games were offered, and food and drink was served from 10 bars and 4 kitchens.
The 2020 event was cancelled due to Covid. The 2021 event will take place the weekend of May 21-23.