The peaceful city of Helena with its clean and quiet streets attracts many families to tranquil, tree-shaded neighborhoods and a growing list of amenities. Growth in retail, wholesale, and manufacturing sectors attests to the fact that business and industry are also awakening to the potential of Helena. The city's prime location has attracted many commuting professionals who appreciate the friendly atmosphere, the slower pace, and the attractive selection of housing. Nestled in Old Town Helena, a new outdoor amphitheater enlivens the summer months by serving as a concert venue, a central stage for the fairgrounds, and a center of special events. Old Town provides a focal point for the community with its medley of eateries and unique shops. Festivals and celebrations dot the calendar with dates to remember, including the popular Kidfest with its family-oriented appeal for residents and visitors alike.