Legendary Blues Fest

5th Annual Legendary Blues Fest

Live Blues Music Concert and Festival along the Mississippi River in historic downtown Helena, ArkansasExplore

Paul Thorn Band on the Banks of the Mississippi River

At the Helena River Park

You don't want to miss the Paul Thorn Band Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 on the banks of the mighty Mississippi @ the Helena River Park. Tickets can be purchased at Edwardian Inn, and at the King Biscuit Blues Festival office.Explore

King Biscuit Blues Festival

October 6-8

The King Biscuit Blues Festival, is one of the nation’s foremost showcases of blues music. Held this year from October 5th-8th, tens of thousands of blues enthusiasts converge on historic downtown Helena, Arkansas to hear stirring and uplifting...Explore

Unleash Your Inner Huck Finn

Schedule a Mississippi River Adventure

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

Steamboat Sundays

The American Queen Makes Stops in Helena

The American Queen will be visiting Helena throughout the summer of 2016! Visitors and residents are invited downtown on these special Sundays when shops, restaurants, historical sites and museums will be open to welcome guests. 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

Lower Mississippi River

The Perfect Launching Point for an Adventure

Come embrace the Mississippi River and all the adventure and romance it has to offer!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

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

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 29th

Civil War Roundtable of the Delta

Thomas Kennedy, author of "A History of Southland College", will talk about the school which was established in Phillips County after the Civil War. It became the first institution of... more»
September 3rd

5th Annual Legendary Blues Fest

Live Blues Music Concert and Festival along the Mississippi River in historic downtown Helena, AR...featuring Vic Allen, Ms Jody, Billy Soul Bonds, Luther Lackey and many more. Also... more»
September 10th

Paul Thorn Band at Helena River Park

Paul Thorn @ the Helena River Park! Saturday, September 10th @ 7:30pm. A staple of Helena's music scene, Paul Thorn Band will rock Helena with a mix of Blues and Rock down on the... 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.