City of Helen 100 years


Bingo for 2018 will begin April 3 and go through September 1 at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays at the Festhalle. Cost will be $10 per person. Kids are allowed to play when accompanied by an adult. Please call 706-878-1908 or go to for more information.

2015 Spring Fever Fashion Show

The Helen Arts & Heritage Center is sponsoring the Spring Fever Fashion Show & Luncheon March 28, 2015 at 12 p.m. Please call 706-878-3933 for more information.

2015 - 27th Annual Trout Tournament

Saturday, March 26, 2015 from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Helen Chamber of Commerce will host the 27th Annual Trout Tournament. There will be over $2,000 in prizes for Tagged Fish! Top 3 prizes are by Individual Weight for Tagged Trout:1st Place $1000, 2nd Place $500, 3rd Place $250, $50 for the next 20 tagged trout, and $25 for additional tagged trout. There is a $20.00 Entry Fee per Participant. For registration & additional information visit or call 706.878.1908.

2016 Helenblitz Mini Cooper Car Show

On February 17-20, The Helendorf Inn will present the Helenblitz Charity Event. This event is family friendly with social events, RC car races, opportunities to show off your MINI, and a charity auction. Call 706-878-2271 for more information.

2015 Plein Air Painters

Plein Air Painters of Northeast Georgia will be set up September 11 - 13 throughout the downtown area of the City painting as you watch. If you are interested in joining them, contact Gayle Murdock at 850-830-8847.

2016 Annual 4th of July Fireworks

Join us for our annual display of beautiful fireworks. The fireworks will be held at dusk (between 9PM & 9:30PM) behind the Alpine Helen Shoppes, but can be viewed from almost anywhere in the downtown area. For more information contact 706-878-2181.

Hot Air Balloons Are Back June 2-4, 2016

June 2, 2016, Helen will host the 43rd Annual Helen to the Atlantic Hot Air Balloon Race. The race will begin at 7 a.m. (weather permitting). While the race to the Atlantic proceeds, other balloonist will compete in local events beginning Thursday evening around 6:00 pm. Local flying events will take place on Friday and Saturday. There will be many opportunities available to the public - assisting with the inflations, being a part of a chase crew, taking a tethered ride in a balloon or a champagne flight over the mountains. For more information, contact the Helendorf Inn at 706-878-2271.

2016 Fishers of Men Trout Tournament

May 7, 2016 Reel Men Ministries from Center Baptist Church presents the 12th Annual Fishers of Men Trout Tournament. The tournament will begin at 7:00 a.m. at the Cool River Tubing. Weigh-ins will be at 12:00 noon. A free lunch will be provided along with door prizes. For more information, go to