City of Helen 100 years

Helen to Hardman Trail Closed

As you may remember, the Hardman to Helen Trail sustained a significant amount of damage during the flood in spring of 2018. The trail was temporarily repaired to get it opened quickly. On Friday, February 1, the trail will be closed to make the permanent repairs. At this time there is no tentative date for the renovation to be completed. We will let everyone know as soon as the state informs us that the trail is reopened.  If you have any questions, you may call Helen City Hall at 706-878-2733 or the Hardman Farm at 706-878-1077.   

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.

Christmas Tree Recycling

The City of Helen will once again offer recycling of your Christmas tree. Bring your live tree (with decorations removed) to the parking lot at the corner of Edelweiss and Chattahoochee Strasse (parking lot on the same side as the Festhalle). There will be a sign at the location to indicate where to drop your tree off, and the City will handle the recycling for you. 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 21 at 12:00 p.m. and remain closed Thursday and Friday. We will reopen Monday, November 26 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. 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.