The fifth Muzhappilangad beach fest organised under the joint auspices of Muzhappilangad grama panchayat, Swapnatheeram Tourism Information and Facility Centre, and Muzhappilangad Service Cooperative Bank, will be held from April 12 to 28.

The fest is being conducted with the support of Department of Tourism and District Tourism Promotion Council.

Minister for Agriculture K.P. Mohanan will inaugurate the fest after a cultural procession on April 12.

Dharmadam MLA K.K. Narayanan would preside over the inauguration, the organisers informed at a press meet here on Wednesday.

A helicopter trip arranged by Bobby Chemmanur Airlines between April 16 to 21, would be the special highlight of the fest.

The fest would combine a series of entertainment and information programmes including pavilions of Indian Space Research Organisation. A health education stall by Pariyaram Medical College, amusement park, and auto expo, were also part of the beach fest.

Political and film personalities would be the guests on different days at the 17-day-long fest.