Helen is best known for having the longest running Oktoberfest celebration in the United States, but there are many other events to enjoy throughout the year in and around Helen. See a complete list of events with more details at the Alpine Helen / White County Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Fireworks are set off behind the Alpine Village Shoppes and the Helen Welcome Center. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy the fireworks display.
4th of July
Christmas in Helen starts with the annual Lighting of the Village in late November. Find unique gifts at the Christkindlmarkt in early December. All season long, Helen will be aglow with lights & holiday spirit.
The Helen to Atlantic Hot Air Balloon Race features the only long-distance balloon race in the US. Watch the beginning of the race, or view other balloon competitions throughout the weekend.
Hot Air Balloon Race
We've mentioned some of the most popular events here, but there are many more throughout the year. Please visit The Alpine Helen & White County Conference & Visitors Bureau and the Helen Chamber of Commerce for more in-depth and up-to-date information on events and activities in the area.