Free Movie Night at the Wild Hog Saloon

Free Admission and Popcorn

No One Under 21 AdmittedExplore

Fabulous First Thursday Lunch

at the Pillow-Thompson House

Reservations 870.338.8535 or dussery@pccua.eduExplore

Southbound Arts & Music Festival

April 21 & 22, 2017

Cherry Street, HelenaExplore

The Perfect Weekend Getaway

View our Historic Homes and Explore our Natural Wonders

Plan your getaway today!Explore

Unleash Your Inner Huck Finn

Schedule a Mississippi River Adventure

Quapaw Canoe Company, 107 Perry Street, Helena, AR 72342 870.753.8528Explore

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

Kick Off Your Shoes...We've Been Expecting You

Come Experience All that Helena has to Offer!

From beautiful walking and biking trails, canoe adventures on the Mississippi and delicious, down home cooking at local eateries to the foot stomping sounds of the Delta Blues, Helena has so much to explore an experience!Explore

Visit Freedom Park

The African-American Experience in Civil War Helena

750 South Biscoe St. Helena-West Helena, ArkansasExplore

King Biscuit Time Radio Show

The Longest Running Radio Show in the United States

Watch live broadcasts of the King Biscuit Time Radio Program every weekday at 12:15 pm, located at the Delta Cultural Center Visitor's Center.Explore

2nd Annual Southbound Mardi Gras Parade

"Let the Good Times Roll"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

 
March 2nd

2nd Annual Southbound Mardi Gras Parade

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!! SOUTHBOUND 2ND ANNUAL MARDI GRAS PARADE -MARCH 2ND-WANT TO JOIN THE FUN AND BE IN THE PARADE? FLOAT AND PERFORMANCE REGISTRATION AT SOUTHBOUND. 233 Cherry Street... more»
April 21st to April 22nd

Southbound Arts & Music Festival

SOUTHBOUND ARTS & MUSIC FESTIVAL April 21 & 22, 2017 Cherry Street-Helena Americana Music Festival International & Regional Artists Performing in multiple live venues... more»
August 3rd

Alive After 5

Downtown Helena is the place to be the first Thursday evening of each month from 5-8 pm. Retail shops and restaurants are open with special shopping events and live music!
September 7th

Alive After 5

Downtown Helena is the place to be the first Thursday evening of each month from 5-8 pm. Retail shops and restaurants are open with special shopping events and live music!
October 5th

Alive After 5

Downtown Helena is the place to be the first Thursday evening of each month from 5-8 pm. Retail shops and restaurants are open with special shopping events and live music!
November 2nd

Alive After 5

Downtown Helena is the place to be the first Thursday evening of each month from 5-8 pm. Retail shops and restaurants are open with special shopping events and live music!
December 7th

Alive After 5

Downtown Helena is the place to be the first Thursday evening of each month from 5-8 pm. Retail shops and restaurants are open with special shopping events and live music!
August 2nd

Alive After 5

Downtown Helena is the place to be the first Thursday evening of each month from 5-8 pm. Retail shops and restaurants are open with special shopping events and live music!
September 6th

Alive After 5

Downtown Helena is the place to be the first Thursday evening of each month from 5-8 pm. Retail shops and restaurants are open with special shopping events and live music!
October 4th

Alive After 5

Downtown Helena is the place to be the first Thursday evening of each month from 5-8 pm. Retail shops and restaurants are open with special shopping events and live music!
November 1st

Alive After 5

Downtown Helena is the place to be the first Thursday evening of each month from 5-8 pm. Retail shops and restaurants are open with special shopping events and live music!
December 6th

Alive After 5

Downtown Helena is the place to be the first Thursday evening of each month from 5-8 pm. Retail shops and restaurants are open with special shopping events and live music!
August 1st

Alive After 5

Downtown Helena is the place to be the first Thursday evening of each month from 5-8 pm. Retail shops and restaurants are open with special shopping events and live music!

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.