Vishuvilakkutsavam, the eight-day annual festival at Palotukavu temple, falls in the Malayalam month of Medam (April/May).
Grand Theyyam performances are staged every morning and evening of the festival. On the concluding night, an array of awe inspiring Theyyams like Daivathareeswaran, Kurathi, Kundora Chamundy, Nellorthy, Pothy, Angakaram, Oorvasi, Vettakkorumakan etc. are presented till day break.
Located at a panoramic site in Azhikode, 6 kms from Kannur, the temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu in his incarnation as 'Matsya' (Fish).