Helena-West Helena

April showers may very well bring May flowers, but in the Arkansas Delta this month, April brings music and history to the region. Historic Helena is set to host a new music festival on April 21-22. Long considered an essential destination for fans of the music and legacy of the blues, historic Helena is the …
There’s an old saying about the month of March…“in like a lion, out like a lamb.” But March in the Arkansas Delta offers great fun, from musical performances to enjoying the natural beauty the region has to offer. The Fowler Center at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro welcomes Third Coast Percussion on March 11. The …
It may be a short month, February…but it’s not short on things to do in the Arkansas Delta! There is a quote from cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead that has been a favorite of mine for decades: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing …
The Delta Cultural Center, a museum of the Department of Arkansas Heritage  located in Helena-West Helena, is hosting a Greens, Beans and Cornbread cook-off on Jan. 28. The event takes place from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the museum’s Miller Annex, located at 223 Cherry St. in the historic downtown district. Celebrity judges will …
Plato wrote “Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.” Music is the soundtrack of our lives. In January, two great musical performances are being offered in the Arkansas Delta. Three Dog Night dominated the …
December in the Arkansas Delta is a magical time. This month brings holiday music events and beautiful light displays, all guaranteed to get everyone in the holiday spirit. The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Philip Mann, presents Home for the Holidays at the EACC Fine Arts Center in Forrest City on Dec. 3. …
The holiday season is here! Get into the spirit with these great holiday events. Hoxie hosts Dickens in the Park/Dickens Winter Wonderland on Dec. 1 at the Hoxie Service Center. Enjoy the festively decorated city park and the community Christmas parade. Check out the Dickens Winter Wonderland, which includes a performance of “A Christmas Carol,” …
September in the Arkansas Delta promises to be a month full of music and fun for the entire family! It’s the 5th annual Legendary Blues Festival in Helena-West Helena on Sept. 3. Enjoy the sounds of blues music along the banks of the Mighty Mississippi. Other activities include a motorcycle rally, the Big Dog BBQ …