COMING THIS OCTOBER!

Warfield Concert Presents Three Mo' Tenors

A riveting performance! Three Mo' Tenors showcase the extraordinary vocal versatility of African-American tenors. Join these gentlemen and their amazing orchestra for a must see FREE Warfield Concert!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

Helena Second Saturday

The Cherry Street Fair

Helena Second Saturdays, featuring the Cherry Street Fair, is a free community event series held every second Saturday of the month from 5-8pm, April-September. At these events you can expect to see and hear what makes the Delta region unique.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

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

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

August 6th

Fabulous First Thursday Luncheon

Monthly luncheon hosted at the Pillow-Thompson House featuring rotating chefs and an ever-changing menu. Local ladies love this monthly opportunity to get together in a fabulous venue... more»
August 17th

Civil War Roundtable of the Delta

Series of monthly lectures on the Civil War. The program is sponsored by the Delta Cultural Center and is free and open to the public.
September 3rd

Fabulous First Thursday Luncheon

Monthly luncheon hosted at the Pillow-Thompson House featuring rotating chefs and an ever-changing menu. Local ladies love this monthly opportunity to get together in a fabulous venue... more»
October 1st

Fabulous First Thursday Luncheon

Monthly luncheon hosted at the Pillow-Thompson House featuring rotating chefs and an ever-changing menu. Local ladies love this monthly opportunity to get together in a fabulous venue... more»
November 5th

Fabulous First Thursday Luncheon

Monthly luncheon hosted at the Pillow-Thompson House featuring rotating chefs and an ever-changing menu. Local ladies love this monthly opportunity to get together in a fabulous venue... 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.