Fall, 2017

Welcome to Shenandoah Moon in Luray Virginia

Welcome to Shenandoah Moon in Luray Virginia

Luray News & Upcoming Events

Fall is officially here, and the leaves are still a few days to a week or two away from reaching their peak. If you want to do a scenic drive in the country with your children or grand kids, do it in the Shenandoah Valley, and come to Luray, there is plenty to do here!

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The feature article is grouped into year round activities, and seasonal ones including special events. Some of them are free and others charge admission — check individual websites for details.

35 Activities for Kids in Luray

Year Round Activities

  • Luray Zoo. Get up close and personal with the animals in this rescue zoo
  • Bank Street Books. Browse the selection of fine used books for children of all ages
  • Shenandoah Moon. Stop in and make an elastic bracelet
  • Warehouse Art Gallery. Marvel at the variety of art by local and regional artists
  • Page Public Library. Come to a Cool After School free program Thursdays at 4pm
  • Kibler Library (Stanley). Attend a Story time & Craft or monthly Books & Babies session
  • Blue Ridge Youth Theater. Check out their schedule of performances
  • Performing Arts Luray. Enjoy a family-friendly performance at this community theater
  • Page Theater. Experience a movie on the BIG screen at this unique vintage theater
  • Luray Caverns. Visit the East coast’s most spectacular cave
  • Shenandoah National Park. Enjoy the great outdoors with a hike to a scenic overlook
  • Hawksbill Greenway. Bike, walk, or watch the ducks on this three mile trail
  • Luray Wall Murals. Discover murals painted on the outside of Luray’s historic buildings

Seasonal Activities

  • Valley Star Farm. Explore the corn maze and playland, or pick out a pumpkin or Christmas tree
  • Turkey Trot.  Get some exercise at the Turkey Trot on November 19
  • Luray Caverns. Complete the ropes course or have fun in the garden maze
  • Jordan Hollow Trail Rides (Stanley). Enjoy a horseback ride with experienced guides
  • Bulldog Field. Watch a baseball or football game at our local sports field
  • Ralph Dean Park. Get active and wiggle at Luray’s Imagination Station Playground
  • Ed Good Park (Stanley). Check out the playground and skateboard course
  • Big Gem Park (Shenandoah). Picnic, hike, fish, or enjoy the playground at this 68 acre park
  • Story-brook Trail. Stroll along this short paved trail in the George Washington Nat’l Forest
  • Bear Mountain Zip Lines. Thrill to an exciting zip line ride
  • Lake Arrowhead. Swim, rent a canoe or kayak, or hike the one mile perimeter of this beautiful lake
  • Hawksbill Greenway. Grab a sandwich or pizza and enjoy a relaxing picnic on the Greenway
  • Shenandoah River Outfitters. Tube, kayak, or canoe on the Shenandoah River
  • Saturday Morning Farmer’s Market. Sample local produce and crafts from May to October
  • Yogi Bear Campground. Enjoy mini golf, laser tag, and a water slide
  • Evenings on Main Street. Enjoy free Friday (usually) evening summer concerts at Ruffner Plaza
  • PAL Party on the Plaza. Check out their website for dates and times of events and concerts
  • Flotzie’s or Steven’s Sugar Shack. Enjoy a refreshing ice cream treat
  • Baby Moons. Try one of their tasty hot dogs in a vintage decorated interior
  • Trackside Theater Summer Camp. Check out their website for camp details
  • Youth Trout Derby.  Catch a trout on Hawksbill at this spring event
  • May Festival of Spring. Enjoy an old-fashioned street festival in downtown Luray
  • Mudurance.  Have fun getting dirty in this family-friendly race in September
  • October Heritage Festival. Treat the kids to this fun, educational festival at the Fairgrounds

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Please share this article with family and friends who have children in their lives! Have a blessed and creative weekend.