The District School Arts Festival will commence at the Balla East Government Higher Secondary School near Kanhangad on Friday.
Around 4,000 students from government and aided schools in the district will participate in the festival. Winners will take part in the 51st State School Arts Festival to be held in Kottayam later this month.
The five-day event will be formally inaugurated by Kanhangad MLA Pallippram Balan at 4 p.m. on Friday.
A cultural procession, flagged off by Kanhangad Deputy Superintendent of Police Jossy Cheriyan, would pass through the main thoroughfare of Kanhangad town and reach the venue ahead of the inaugural function.
A media centre was inaugurated at the venue by District Information Officer Abdul Rahaman on Thursday.