Unplug in Luray-Page County this May


Unplug in Luray-Page County this May


Living in the moment can be hard. With our phones attached to our hips, it can be difficult to put them down and enjoy the world around us. Now that Spring has arrived and the weather has warmed up, spending some time this May in Luray-Page County is the perfect chance to unplug for a little.


Get Some Fresh Air – Outdoor Activities


One of the best ways to unplug is to get outside and enjoy the fresh air. Luray-Page County has plenty of outdoor activities for you and your family to enjoy.


For the hikers of the group, Shenandoah National Park is a must. With over 500 miles of trails to enjoy, any level of experienced hiker will have fun. You’ll not only get to enjoy the gorgeous surroundings but might even get to see some wildlife while you’re at it. You can also enjoy hiking in the George Washington National Forest, take advantage of the trail that runs around Lake Arrowhead, take a stroll down the Luray Hawksbill Greenway, or  take advantage of the walking trail at Big Gem Park or Shenandoah River Park and Landing in Shenandoah, 


For anyone looking for some more adventurous, book a canopy tour with Bear Mountain Ziplines. This local zipline company offers a zipline course, a ropes course, and a climbing wall for visitors to enjoy. You can also spend your day riding ATVs through the forest with Appalachian Adventures. Or, if heights aren’t your thing, book a fun horseback trail ride. Jordan Hollow Stables, River’s Bend Ranch, and Fort Valley Ranch all offer relaxing trail rides that are perfect for every level of experience. For those that love water, you can book kayaking, canoeing, or fishing trips with Shenandoah River Outfitters, Shenandoah River Adventures, or Downriver Canoe Company. If a slower pace is more your speed, give Birdsong Pleasure Garden a call. This extensive garden offers orchards, shrubs, flowers, and more. The owners have turned their personal property into these extensive gardens to not only help the environment but to show the beauty that the Earth can produce.


Enjoy Live Performances - Evening Entertainment


While visiting Luray-Page County, you’ll have an excuse to put your phone down when you enjoy the evening entertainment we have to offer.


Performing Arts Luray offers visitors a chance to enjoy live comedy, drama, music, and more. From nationally known acts to local groups, they have performances for everyone.  Trackside Theater, Luray-Page County’s other performing arts center, has live productions throughout the year that are all performed by locals from our community.


The Page Theater is a local movie theater that offers the newest titles. While you’re there, you’ll be able to enjoy classic movie snacks and treats. Another unique thing about our local theater is that it is intricately decorated. Each theater is themed after different times in history. 





Shopping in Luray-Page County


You can’t pay attention to your phone when you’re checking out local shops. Throughout Luray-Page County you’ll find shops that are fun to check out.


In Luray you can visit Curated. One of Luray-Page County’s newest shops, they offer a wide variety of Luray memorabilia, clothes, and other neat finds. At HenHouse, the ladies visiting Luray-Page County can find clothes for all body types. After you’ve visited downtown Luray, head just down the highway to Massanutten Country Corner. They offer an interesting stock of cool products, and even have goats and other farm animals for the kids to enjoy.


In Shenandoah, you can find Shenandoah General Store. A small, locally-owned shop, they offer tons of home decor and Virginia Made Products. After you visit them, make your way over to Taste - The Southern Market. Not only do they offer delicious food, but they have specialty sauces, jellies, and cooking oils. They also offer decorative items to remember your time in Luray-Page County.


Dining in Luray-Page County


There’s no better way to connect with the people you’re in Luray-Page County with, than over a delicious meal.


While you’re in the town of Shenandoah, stop at Rudy’s Diner for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Their cooks serve up hot and fresh options for your entire family to enjoy. For lunch or dinner, you can also enjoy some tasty Mexican food from Mr. Garcia’s Mexican Grille & Cantina. With food made from authentic family recipes, you’ll find food that will make your stomach happy and service that will make you feel right at home.


If you’re in Luray and want something delicious, head out to Triple Crown BBQ. Voted one of the best BBQ spots in Virginia, you’ll be able to enjoy slow-smoked chicken, pulled pork, sausages, and more. Or if you’re group is more into classics like burgers and hotdogs, Jess Main Street Bar & Grill is a great option, as well. You’ll get to enjoy friendly service and all the classics that the whole family will love.




Warm weather goes hand-in-hand with fun events. Throughout the month of May in Luray-Page County you and your group can enjoy the following events:


91st Annual National Duckpin Congress Tournament,

May 7 & 14, 11:00 AM-6:00 PM, May 8 & 15, 11:00 AM-5:00 PM

T-Bowl Lanes, 414 N. 5th Street, Shenandoah

The Opening Ceremonies for the 91st NDBC National Tournament will be on Saturday, April 30th at 11:00 a.m. at T-Bowl Lanes, Rte. 340 North, Shenandoah, VA 22849. The Mayor of Shenandoah will attend. Jack Barkley and Lynne Harris will be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Please come out and support this wonderful tournament!


PVAC’s Cinco De Mayo

Saturday, May 7, 11:00 AM-5:00 PM

Warehouse Art Gallery, 15 Campbell Street, Luray

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Page Valley Arts Council. They'll be hosting special art, music, and other festivities.


6th Annual Mother’s Day Open House 

Sunday, May 8, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

Birdsong Pleasure Garden, Fort Long Road, Luray

Bring your Mom or someone you love to enjoy the day! Wander on your own ~ Or join a tour. Bring a picnic lunch, pets welcomed~leashed. Donations benefit Land Preservation/Conservation in Virginia. Free Parking, Masks suggested if not vaccinated


Shenandoah National Park Wildflower Weekend

Saturday & Sunday, May 14-15

Shenandoah National Park, 3655 US Highway 211 East, Luray

We get pretty excited about wildflowers around here, and a trip to Shenandoah in the spring will show you why! With over 862 species found within the Park boundaries, there are plenty of reasons to come see the show for yourself. Wondering which flowers bloom when? Check out our wildflower calendar to help you plan accordingly.


2022 Memorial Festival

Saturday & Sunday, May 28-29

Town of Shenandoah

Saturday & Sunday – 25th Annual Memorial Festival and Parade. 6 p.m. on Friday evening, May 27th, is the Annual Cruz In on Historic First Street, Shenandoah, VA. All day, Saturday, May 28th, events and food sales throughout Town. Saturday’s events include memorial service for veterans, car show, antique tractor show, huge patriotic parade, free music in the park, volunteer firemen’s food shack featuring steamed shrimp on Saturday. – Brought to you by Shenandoah Heritage Association



Saturday, May 28, 12:00-6:30 PM

Massanutten Resort, 4616 Massanutten Drive, Massanutten

Join us on the mountain for ValleyFest 2022 on May 28, 2022 on the slopes of Massanutten Resort! All proceeds benefit community initiatives supported by the local Rotary Clubs of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County.

Luray Singing Tower Recitals

May 28 7:00-8:00 PM

May 29, 30, 3:00-4:00 PM

Luray Singing Tower, Northcott Drive, Luray

Weekly singing tower recital.


Lovesick Blues - A Tribute to Hank Williams Sr. and Patsy Cline

Sunday, May 29, 4:00-6:00 PM

Luray VFW - 218 Veterans Lane, Luray

Starring Robbie Limon & Tracy Wygal-Withrow. Gates open at 3:30 pm. Admission $30 per person, $25 for veterans. All proceeds to benefit VFW Post 621 Renovations. Bring your chairs. Concessions available.