The Kiwanis Music Festival is in its 61th year and has been running continuously since 1945. It became the Kiwanis Music Festival in 1985 when Kiwanis Clubs in the area became involved with the regular volunteers. The dates for the 2006 Kiwanis Music Festival have been set as April 3 to April 29th, 2006, with the highlights concert on May 19th (tickets available by calling the office at 226-7572). About 4,000 young people will perform in this years festival in 10 different venues to over 10,000 spectators and 400 volunteers. The Kiwanis Music Festival is running a special event on Thursday March 30th, Music for the Mind. Details can be found here. The Festival has its own web site set up by Gary Morton.