One Night. Four Courses

A Celebration & Elevation of the Flavors of the Delta

Join us on Saturday, May 10 for an evening of fine cuisine at Helena’s inaugural Pop-Up Kitchen. Spectacular meals prepared by chefs Shane Henderson and Jason Godwin, with signature cocktails crafted by Chris Ferri. Reservations now available.Explore

King Biscuit Blues Festival

One of the World’s most Iconic Blues Festivals

The King Biscuit Blues Festival, held for 3 days annually in October, is one of the nation’s foremost showcases of blues music. Tens of thousands of blues enthusiasts converge on historic downtown Helena, Arkansas to hear stirring and uplifting...Explore

Lower Mississippi River

The Perfect Launching Point for an Adventure

Helena is the only downtown on the Mississippi River for the 300 miles between Memphis and Vicksburg. The lower Mississippi River between Helena and Arkansas City is considered one of the best if not THE best section of the river for canoeing and...Explore

Civil War Helena

This is our history. This is Civil War Helena.

Visit Helena and live our Civil War story. Walk the ramparts of a replica Civil War fort. See the Mississippi River once patrolled by Union gunboats from high atop a Union battery. Explore the birthplace of freedom in Arkansas, and the final resting...Explore

Lying in a valley of Crowley’s Ridge, Helena’s hilly landscape and position directly on the majestic Mississippi River distinguish it from most Mississippi and Arkansas Delta towns.

As the home of “King Biscuit Time,” the longest running blues radio show, Helena has played a rich role in blues and music heritage over the years.

See the Civil War like you’ve never seen it before. Walk the ramparts of a replica Civil War fort, visit General Cleburne’s grave and explore the origins of freedom in Arkansas.

Featured Events

April 19th

9th Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Delta Heritage Trail State Park hosts our 9th Annual Easter Egg Hunt, weather permitting. Children should bring their own baskets or bags for collecting eggs. Open to children ages 2-... more»
April 26th

Pedal and Paddle through History and Nature

Travel with a park interpreter on a bicycle down the former route of the Missouri Pacific’s Delta Eagle passenger train as you explore some of the diverse history and nature found... more»
May 3rd

Bike the Rail

Travel with a park interpreter down the former route of the Missouri Pacific’s Delta Eaglepassenger train, as you explore some of the diverse history and nature found along the way.... more»
May 3rd

Warfield Concerts presents: Nashville Chicks with Hits

The Warfield Concerts are outstanding musical events that are free of charge to all through the generosity of a former citizen of Helena. The late Samuel Drake Warfield provided in his... more»
May 10th

Interstate Grocery - A Pop-up Restaurant

Interstate Grocery is Helena’s first pop-up restaurant event, opening for one day only in an empty storefront in historic downtown Helena. Shane Henderson, Executive Chef with Ben E.... more»
May 10th

Helena Second Saturdays feat. Cherry Street Fair

On the Second Saturday of each month from April to September, the Cherry Street Fair takes over the city’s historic downtown from 5-8pm, filling Cherry Street with fun family friendly... more»
May 12th

Civil War Roundtable of the Delta

Lecture on Civil War Foodways by Dyan Bohnert, living historian. 
May 17th

14th Annual Arkansas Delta Family Gospel Fest

​Sponsored by the Delta Cultural Center, this free festival features local and regional talent performing traditional and contemporary gospel music. It's a great family event! This... more»
May 17th

Pedal and Paddle through History and Nature

Travel with a park interpreter on a bicycle down the former route of the Missouri Pacific’s Delta Eagle passenger train as you explore some of the diverse history and nature found... more»
June 7th

Bike the Rail

Travel with a park interpreter down the former route of the Missouri Pacific’s Delta Eaglepassenger train, as you explore some of the diverse history and nature found along the way.... more»
June 14th

Helena Second Saturdays feat. Cherry Street Fair

On the Second Saturday of each month from April to September, the Cherry Street Fair takes over the city’s historic downtown from 5-8pm, filling Cherry Street with fun family friendly... more»
July 5th

Bike the Rail

Travel with a park interpreter down the former route of the Missouri Pacific’s Delta Eaglepassenger train, as you explore some of the diverse history and nature found along the way.... more»
July 12th

Helena Second Saturdays feat. Cherry Street Fair

On the Second Saturday of each month from April to September, the Cherry Street Fair takes over the city’s historic downtown from 5-8pm, filling Cherry Street with fun family friendly... more»
August 2nd

Bike the Rail

Travel with a park interpreter down the former route of the Missouri Pacific’s Delta Eaglepassenger train, as you explore some of the diverse history and nature found along the way.... more»
August 9th

Helena Second Saturdays feat. Cherry Street Fair

On the Second Saturday of each month from April to September, the Cherry Street Fair takes over the city’s historic downtown from 5-8pm, filling Cherry Street with fun family friendly... more»
August 11th

Civil War Roundtable of the Delta

Lecture on Civil War Medicine by Dr. Bill Gurley, author and professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.  
August 16th

Pedal and Paddle through History and Nature

Travel with a park interpreter on a bicycle down the former route of the Missouri Pacific’s Delta Eagle passenger train as you explore some of the diverse history and nature found... more»
August 30th

The Legendary Blues Festival

Annual festival held in downtown Helena featuring traditional blues artists. Recent headliners include the Grammy Award winning group, Harold Melvin's Blues Notes. 
August 30th

Campfire Cooking Workshop

Do you love to go camping but always end up only eating plain old hot dogs or going out to eat? Come discover a few of the many simple, fun, and flavorful foods you can enjoy around... more»
September 6th

Bike the Rail

Travel with a park interpreter down the former route of the Missouri Pacific’s Delta Eaglepassenger train, as you explore some of the diverse history and nature found along the way.... more»
September 13th

Helena Second Saturdays feat. Cherry Street Fair

On the Second Saturday of each month from April to September, the Cherry Street Fair takes over the city’s historic downtown from 5-8pm, filling Cherry Street with fun family friendly... more»
September 20th

Pedal and Paddle through History and Nature

Travel with a park interpreter on a bicycle down the former route of the Missouri Pacific’s Delta Eagle passenger train as you explore some of the diverse history and nature found... more»
September 27th

Dutch Oven Outdoor Cooking Workshop

Join a park interpreter for a hands-on class about cooking with Arkansas's official state cooking vessel, the cast iron Dutch oven. Learn everything you need to know about seasoning,... more»
October 8th to October 11th

King Biscuit Blues Festival

The King Biscuit Blues Festival is one of the nation’s foremost showcases of Blues Music. The festival's mission is to sustain the culture, the heritage, and the authenticity of the... more»
November 6th

Warfield Concerts presents Golden Dragon Acrobats

The Warfield Concerts are outstanding musical events that are free of charge to all through the generosity of a former citizen of Helena. The late Samuel Drake Warfield provided in his... more»
November 8th

Tour da' Delta

The Tour da' Delta is an annual bike ride held in memory of Tom Kinnebrew, an avid cyclist and promoter of cycling in the Delta region. The unique route takes cyclists across the... more»
November 10th

Civil War Roundtable of the Delta

Lecture on Arkansas Civil War Heritage: A Legacy of Honor by Dr. W. Stuart Towns, author and recently retired professor and chairman of the Department of Communication Studies,... more»
December 6th

Warfield Concerts presents Memphis Symphony Big Band

The Warfield Concerts are outstanding musical events that are free of charge to all through the generosity of a former citizen of Helena. The late Samuel Drake Warfield provided in his... more»
November 30th to December 7th

Helena Holiday Festival

Helena rings in the December holiday season with a variety of events including the lighting of the historic downtown district and a Christmas tree, choir performances, a Christmas... more»

Spend the Day

Within easy driving distance from Memphis, TN and Little Rock, AR, Helena makes a great day trip to experience the Arkansas Delta. We invite you to explore the vast and powerful Mississippi River, and learn more about our rich blues heritage.

Stay a While

Rich in history and landscape, Helena is the perfect place for your next weekend getaway. Wake to a true Southern sunrise in a historic bed and breakfast. Watch the moon fall over the mighty Mississippi. See why we call Helena home.