Memorial Day Activities in Lake Chelan [2022]

by | May 12, 2022 | Things to Do

American flag sticking out of the grass with a beautiful sunset in the background

It’s no secret that the fun is out as well when the sun is out. With Memorial Day weekend just around the corner, Lake Chelan will keep your fun level at an all-time high with the amazing things to do during those three days!

We’ve compiled a list of some fun activities during Memorial Day weekend so that you can spend less time planning and more time enjoying yourself and the beautiful sunny weather!

Here are suggestions of fun things to do in Lake Chelan during your Memorial Day weekend.

Live Music

Man playing an acoustic guitar during a live show in Lake Chelan

How about some live music to get your vacation going into full gear? There’s something special about listening to tunes nestled in the energy of Lake Chelan. 

So pull up a chair, order some delicious food and drink, and enjoy the soothing sounds at one of these fine spots during your Memorial Day weekend:


View of the woods from inside a tent while camping

Are you looking to get off the grid to connect with nature during the long weekend? How about roasting marshmallows over an open flame during one of Dad’s famous ghost stories with millions of stars illuminating the crystal clear night sky above you?

It sounds like you could use a camping trip!

There’s no better place to find sparkling blue waters, majestic mountain backdrops, and an abundance of open green space than the Lake Chelan Valley.

Choose from one of the numerous campsites near Lake Chelan and along the Cascade Loop. Be sure to secure a spot ahead of time, as they tend to fill up fast. 

Fun On The Lake

Man and woman enjoying a beautiful sunset on their boat at Lake Chelan

Chances are pretty good that spending a lot of time on the lake is at the top of your vacation list of things to do. 

But did you consider all of the great water activities that Lake Chelan offers besides relaxing in the sun along the shoreline?

Here are some of the top ways to spend your time on the lake:


The sun’s shining, and the waters are calling. After checking in at Mountain View Lodge, head down the road to Manson Bay Marina and launch your boat out for an adventure. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the snack bar boat on the lake.

There are plenty of boat rental spots along the lake that make it easy to jump aboard and enjoy the day. Here are a few options to choose from:

Jet skiing

Hopping on a jet ski and whizzing through the blue water is a great way to go at your own pace and take in all the areas of the lake. Plus, it’s super easy to rev up to different parts of the lake and enjoy the surrounding beaches.


Have you ever wondered what it would be like to feel the wind in your hair and the sun on your back as you sail the sky above Lake Chelan? Strap into a parasail and let the boat and gravity do the rest!


Head out on the boat with a tackle box and fishing pole because you can count on some 6 to 20-pound Chinook Salmon, Lake Trout, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass, and Burbot just waiting to be caught and cooked up for tonight’s dinner. If you’re looking for other spots to cast out, check out our Great Places to Fish in Lake Chelan blog post.


This fun watersport is a great way to slow things down and take in everything while floating along the beautiful blue waters. So shove off on a paddleboard, relax on the water, and come back energized. 

Wine Tasting

Man pouring a glass of wine during a wine tasting in Lake Chelan

Visit some of the beautiful wineries and vineyards to see what seasonal delights they’ve stirred up. The local winemakers have been working tirelessly to perfect their craft to bring you great wines year after year.

There are so many great wineries and tasting rooms we would love to recommend during your Memorial Day weekend right here in Manson. The best news is, there are lots within walking distance of The Lodge!  Just park your car, check into your room, and set out on foot:

Treat yourself to a wine tasting at one of these wonderful wineries. Great flavors are just a popped bottle away!

Vacation Days at The Lodge

Image of the pool at Mountain Vie Lodge & resort during a sunny day

Hopefully, we’ve set you up to plan an awesome Memorial Day weekend.

The next step is to reserve your stay in Lake Chelan. We’ve got you covered there too! Memorial Day is filling up fast here at The Lodge, so book your stay with us and get your healthy dose of Vitamin D!

To make your trip that much easier, we invite you to check out the number of deals and packages we currently have available for you and your family, ALL SPRING LONG!

Choose from several packages, including:

“Explore Lake Chelan!” Package

When you stay two nights or more, you will get a $25 voucher to spend at any Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce business (there are so many) But you MUST ask for this deal when you book your room — that’s the only time you can get this offer!

“Spring Bubbles Relaxation” Package

Stay at the Lodge from April 1 through June 21 and get a package add-on to reserve the hot tub for you and your room guests for up to 1 hour! Plus, each guest receives a complimentary glass of champagne upon arrival. Soak in the soothing bubbles every day of your stay 😉

“Morning Tea Relaxation” Package

Stay at the Lodge from April 1 through June 21 and get a package add-on to have hot tea delivered right to your room every morning of your stay. Choose from a hand-selected variety, sure to help you start every morning with a relaxing state of mind.

“Stay and Say I Do” Package

Stay at the Lodge and SAY I DO! Get a two-night stay and micro-wedding package starting at $500. Includes a room for bride and groom with a champagne toast, outdoor or indoor ceremony options, flowers, photos, decor, officiant, and day-of coordinator.

If you need help planning your Memorial Day trip, call us at (509) 687-9505. Also, check us out on Instagram and Facebook, as we are constantly posting about unique events happening around Lake Chelan, along with great places to go and experience during your trip.