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

July 3rd

Steamboat Sunday-American Queen Visits Helena

The steamboats are back, which means community members and visitors alike are invited to Downtown Helena on these special Sunday mornings. Shops, museums, and cultural sites will be... more»
July 7th

"Putting it Together"-Workshop in the Arts 2016 Performance

Workshop in the Arts 2016 camp participants in Helena are “Putting it Together” this summer. The show, set for 7:30 p.m. July 7 in Lily Peter Auditorium, will feature the 100-year... more»
July 9th

Cherry Street Fair

Come out on Saturday, July 9th from 5pm to 8pm to see Blue Mother Tupelo! Also bring the kids and let them play in the fire hydrant before entering into the WATERMELON EATING RACE!... 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.