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All the fun of the Ripley Town Centre opening

Photos from the grand opening of the Ripley Town Centre.
Photos from the grand opening of the Ripley Town Centre. Contributed

THE doors to Ripley Town Centre are now officially open, and to celebrate, the centre played host to the Main Street Festival.

Nearly 5000 people attended the Main Street Festival, which was held on Saturday, May 26.

Main Street was transformed into a space for sidewalk dining and shopping with locals enjoying live music and entertainment including stilt walkers in colourful costumes, acrobats, a fire performer roller girls and even some clowns.

Families were also treated with free kite flying, rock climbing, a balloon twister, face painter, silent disco, kids cooking and magic shows available to keep the kids entertained.

Ripley Town Centre development manager Taku Hashimoto said "it was great to see the community come together to celebrate this amazing milestone for the region”.

"Ripley Town Centre will undoubtedly become the future community heart.”

Ripley Today