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Tom Sawyer Days begins in Hannibal

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HANNIBAL, Mo. (WGEM) -

Hannibal's biggest event of the summer started Wednesday. 

The National Tom Sawyer Days is expected to bring thousands of people downtown Hannibal over the next few days.

(Click here for a full schedule of events.)

Wednesday's events kicked off with a Pet Show in Central Park. Thursday will bring some of the most popular events with the parade, fence painting and the announcement of a new Tom and Becky.

The courts are almost ready for the 34th Annual YMens Mud Volleyball tournament. It's one of the biggest mud volleyball tournaments in the Midwest with more than 50 teams. Games begin on Friday night.

Beginning at midnight Thursday, there will be no parking on Broadway. The restrictions will be in place until the end of Thursday's parade, which starts at 10 a.m.

Any vehicle parked along the route will be towed.

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