City of Helen 100 years

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

2017 Faschingverein's Tubing Parade & Party

January 11, 2017 - Brave the cold weather and join us for the annual Faschingsverein's River Tubing Parade. Parade will start at the Helendorf Inn and proceed to the Riverbend Hotel where participants will then float down the Chattahoochee River to the Festhalle. Activities will begin at 2:00 p.m. Faschingsverein's Party begins at 7:00 p.m. at the Helendorf River Inn. For more information, visit

2017 Fasching

February 18, 2017 - Celebration Fasching, a German Mardi Gras Festival with us, and enjoy a night of dancing and fun at the Helen Festhalle. Festivities begin at 7 p.m. There will be live German music. Dress as your favorite personality or character. Costumes are welcome, but not required. For information call the Helen Chamber of Commerce 706-878-1908 or