Helen, Georgia, is a unique mountain town inspired by German culture and Bavarian architecture. In the early 1800s, The Georgia Gold Rush attracted thousands of miners to the Helen area. They were followed by timber officials who brought the Northwestern Railroad which still runs today. In the 1960s, a group of business women collaborated with a local artist to spruce up the town. Together, they created the German/Bavarian inspired Helen of today.

As a center for tourism, Helen is a getaway from the typical rural town and a hub of restaurants, bars, hotels, and German themed stores. Visitors can enjoy shopping at the one-of-a-kind Betty’s Country Store as well as attending popular year-round events and annual festivals such as Oktoberfest, Fourth of July Fireworks, Bavarian Nights of Summer and Alpenfest. Naturists can tube down the Chattahoochee River, hike on multiple trails like Raven Cliff Falls and go zip-lining at Aerial Adventure Parks. Helen has countless attractions and events to suit every type of person!

Helen Events


May 26 @ 6:00 pm - 6:00 pm

45th Annual Helen - Atlantic Hot Air Baloon Race

May 31 @ 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

National Trails Day - Duke's Creek Falls Hike

June 2 @ 9:00 am - 9:00 am

National Trails Day Hike

June 2 @ 9:00 am - 9:00 am

Sounds of Summer: Night Hike

June 2 @ 8:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Program

June 9 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 am

Kids' Day at the Park

June 9 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 am

Tails on Trails

June 16 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 am

Fathers' Day Hike

June 17 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 am

Annual Fireworks at Dusk

July 4 @ 9:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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