Historic Military Convoy

September 29th ~ 3:30-7:30p.m.

It’s coming back to Helena!!! Bring the family! Bring the kids! The historic cross country convoy is coming to Historic Helena! Tuesday, September 29th. Explore


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


Get Ready!

For the annual bike ride that takes cyclists across the Mississippi River around a beautiful cypress filled lake and through the rolling hills that wind through the St. Francis National Forest.Explore

King Biscuit Blues Festival

One of the World’s most Iconic Blues Festivals

The King Biscuit Blues Festival is celebrating 30 years of being one of the nation’s foremost showcases of blues music. Don't miss the exciting occasion! This year's headliners include Bobby Rush, Jimmy Vaughn, and Taj Mahal.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

A Celebration of Helena

Come Experience the Community!

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

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

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.