City of Luray
Luray, Kansas was established as the community of Lura in the 1870s. In 1887, the spelling of the town’s name was changed to Luray. Luray incorporated as a city in 1904.
The City of Luray holds an annual community festival, Friendship Day, on the first Saturday after Labor Day. It includes a parade, an art show, golf and horseshoe tournaments, free barbecue, and homemade ice cream. Annually since 1938, a local Methodist church has held another community event, the Luray Methodist Men’s Fish Fry, on the third Friday evening of each March. Men from the church prepare and serve fried fish with trimmings and cherry pie, typically attracting hundreds from the surrounding area. Luray became a member of the Kansas Power Pool in 2005.