Downtown Helena is a fun and exciting place to shop and play!

Spring Art Walk

The Spring Art Walk is an annual event organized by Downtown Helena, Inc. which draws hundreds of people downtown for a fun and vibrant night.  This unique Downtown Helena event brings over 65 of Montana’s finest artists into over 40 Downtown businesses, and brings the Helena community together as the “Best Small Art Town in America!”

Roll & Stroll Downtown

Mission: To promote health and fitness in the community, encourage Downtown vibrancy, and establish a commuter-friendly atmosphere in our downtown district.

Alive at 5

June 6, 2018 - August 29, 2018 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Alive @ Five is a summer concert series that takes place every Wednesday during the months of June, July, & August. The series offers a fun event where food and craft vendors, local bands and members of the community can celebrate summer in various parks and hot-spots in the Downtown area.

Fashion’s Night Helena

Downtown Helena’s retail and restaurant scene will be in the spotlight as businesses host individual special events and invite the Helena community downtown for a night when Fashion is Queen!  Participants are encouraged to stroll Downtown and find their own personal, and home, fashion.

Kids Fall Fest

Celebrate autumn in Downtown Helena with the Kids Fall Fest, a free family-friendly event on Saturday, October 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Pioneer Park.  Join Downtown Helena, Inc. and the Helena Business Improvement District as they bring you fun activities.

This event is designed to benefit and bring together a wide variety of entities in the Helena community.  Local community organizations will be set up with educational booths and fun activities for kids of all ages.  Local businesses will be offering items for sale.  Downtown Helena, Inc. is dedicated to not only providing a fantastic Fall activity for families but also to support local businesses and organizations through promotion and exposure at this community event.


Little Tykes Trick or Treat

Dress up in your favorite costumes and join Downtown Helena, Inc. and the Helena Business Improvement District for the Little Tykes Trick or Treat on Halloween, Tuesday, Oct. 31, from 1 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. throughout Downtown Helena.  Look for the Little Tykes “Proud Participant” sign in business doors. 

Montana Ghost Busters will have Ectos on the Walking Mall and if the wind isn’t too high, the Stay Puft Man will make an appearance!  Watch out ghosts, don’t get busted!!!


Fall Art Walk 2018

This highly anticipated annual event is dedicated to displaying Helena’s finest artists hosted by Downtown businesses.  This event brings downtown businesses, local artists, and the Helena community together to experience a variety of art in unique venues throughout downtown. There will be free food and beverages, live music, and door prizes at select locations. Come celebrate the arts at the Fall Art Walk!

Parade of Lights & Holiday Stroll Weekend

Kick off the holiday season with the Holiday Stroll Weekend. Festivities begin with the Parade of Lights on Friday, and Small Business Saturday the following day.

First Fridays Downtown

January 5, 2018 - December 7, 2018 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Experience your community Downtown!

Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa takes place on December 8 at Bert & Ernies (361 N. Last Chance Gulch).  There are two sittings: one at 9:00 am and one at 10:00 a.m.  Enjoy a free Breakfast with Santa, sponsored by Downtown Helena, Inc., Bert and Ernies, Fire Tower Coffee and Sysco Foods. Santa will be at Bert and Ernies for the kiddos! Please bring an unwrapped gift to donate to Toys for Tots.