City of Helen 100 years

Helen to Hardman Trail Reopening

With much anticipation and great pleasure, we would like to announce that the Helen to Hardman Heritage Trail will RE-OPEN the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, May 25th. Thank you for all your support and patience during this time of rebuilding.

U.S. Congressman Doug Collins to Visit Helen

U.S. Congressman Doug Collins will be in Helen, GA April 16, 2019. Representative Collins will be at Helen's Veteran Park at 726 Brucken Strasse where he will present the family of Private Rondall H. Glaze with metals for the private's military service. The event is scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m. Please join us as we honor the memory of White County, Georgia's most decorated soldier. If you have any questions, please call Helen City Hall at 706-878-2733.

City Hall Closure for Inclement Weather

Due to the threat of inclement weather, Helen City Hall and the Administrative Office of the Police Department will be closed Tuesday, January 29, 2019. Weather permitting, the offices will reopen Wednesday if the roads are safe for travel. During the time the offices are closed, if you need a police officer for a non emergency, call 706-878-2722, Option 1. For an emergency, call 911. We ask everyone to stay safe and do not take unnecessary trips in the event the weather turns treacherous.

Trash schedule for Martin Luther King Holiday

Residential garbage service will be scheduled as normal for Monday, January 21, Martin Luther King Day.  Pleae make sure trash is out by 7 a.m. to ensure pick up.  If you have any questions please call City Hall at 706-878-2733.

City Hall Closed for Thanksgiving

In observance of Thanksgiving, Helen City Hall and the Helen Police Department Administrative Office will close Wednesday, November 27 at 1:00 p.m. and remain closed Thursday and Friday. We will reopen Monday, December 2 at 8:30 a.m. If you need an officer for a non emergency, call 706-878-2722, Option 1. For an emergency, call 911. Any Alcohol License Renewal Applications and payments placed in the drop box over the holiday must be notarized. If your paperwork needs to be notarized, please bring it in to City Hall on Monday. Payments received on Monday will not be considered late. We wish you and your family a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

2018 Annual Lighting of the Village

Come watch the city come alive with Christmas delight at the Annual Lighting of the Village. This will take place on November 23 at 6:00 p.m. in downtown Helen.

2018 Dropping of the Edelweiss

Come help us bring in the New Year December 31 with music, food, fun, party hats, dancing and the annual Dropping of the Edelweiss! Light Hors d'oeuvres, party favors and Midnight Champagne Toast.  Family Friendly! Helen Festhalle, 1074 Edelweiss Strasse, 706-878-1908.

2018 Christkindlemarkt

The11th Annual Christkindlmarkt will take place December 1-2, and 8-9. This traditional German event takes place in Downtown Helen in the Marketplatz area. Booths are set up offering unique gifts and decorations. Call 706-878-1908 or go to for more information.