Events

Winter Festival & Winter Art Walk

February 9, 2023 - February 12, 2023

We will kick off the Winterfest on Friday, February 10, 2023, with the Winter Art Walk from 4-8pm. Stay tuned for more information about the “SOUP-er Bowl Challenge,” the Cocktail Challenge, a Display from Race to the Sky, Irish Dancers, and a Pet Adoption Event. 

Plus: Super Bowl Festivities!

Gold Rush Days

May 5, 2023 - May 7, 2023

Alive At Five Series

June 7, 2023 - August 23, 2023 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Alive at Five Summer Concert Series will celebrate 26 years in 2023. Music will rotate every Wednesday starting June 7 through August 23 between various sites in Downtown Helena, including Womens and Pioneer Parks. Each weekly event runs from 5-8:30PM with live music from 5:30-8:30PM.

Fall Fest & Soapbox Derby

September 15, 2023 - September 16, 2023

Fall Art Walk

Come explore Downtown Helena for the Fall Art Walk. Dozens of businesses and over a hundred local artists will be participating. Pick up a print map at “The Trailhead.”

 

Parade of Lights

Join us downtown for the annual Parade of Lights! The parade will start at the intersection of Placer and Last Chance Gulch and will end at Anchor Park–culminating in the lighting of the Fire Tower. This year’s theme is Oro y Plata. Since the creation of the first official seal for the Montana Territory, the motto “Oro y Plata” has been linked to Montana. Spanish for “gold and silver,” the motto was chosen to reflect two elements that were vital to the Montana economy.

Participants are encouraged to approach the theme broadly and creatively.

Note: Floats or organizations expressing pejorative or discriminatory stances with reference to a person or a group on the basis of who they are (in other words, based on their religion, ethnicity, nationality, race, color, descent, gender or other identity factor) will be prohibited from participating in the Parade.

Also, float inclusion does ≠ DHI endorsement/support of cause or organization.