The inaugural Gracetown Kite Festival will be held on Sunday November 29 at 2pm on Gracetown oval.
The idea was born between Elizabeth Reed of Flor Marché Wines and Bill Meiklejohn of Willyabrup Dreaming Pottery.
After viewing footage of giant octopus kites, the pair decided to decorate the skies of Gracetown with a festival featuring some of the most amazing kite creations in the country.
Michael Alvares from Kite Kinetics will be attending the festival, armed with his arch of 400 kites including a 12 metre whale shark and an 8 metre dolphin kite.
Alvares also has a koala kite that has a velcro pouch that he fills with lollies.
"When the koala reaches about 50 metres in the sky the pouch opens and it rains lollies attached to mini parachutes and helicopters," explained Ms Reed.
Kite flying has been Alvares' full time job for the last 36 years.
He conducts kite workshops at schools during the week and decorates skies over festivals on weekends.
Claudio Tallarico will also be attending the festival along with his gelato cart for attendees to purchase frozen treats.
Ms Reed said she was thrilled by the positive community response to the Kite Festival idea.
"From one small idea over a cup of tea we have now created an annual festival which promises to ignite the heart and imagination of all those that attend," she said.
"The spectacle of colouring the sky against the backdrop of Gracetown is going to create visual ecstasy."
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