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Saskatoon parade kicking off six days of fun at ‘The Ex’

WATCH ABOVE: The 2016 Saskatoon Exhibition kicked off with its annual parade on Tuesday. Here are the sights and sounds.

Tens of thousands of people in search of live entertainment, thrilling rides and tasty food are set to descend upon the 2016 Saskatoon Exhibition.

The Ex kicks off with its annual parade at 10 a.m. CT on Tuesday. The route has moved from 3rd Avenue to 4th Avenue this year due to construction.

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Keep an eye out for Global News personalities waving to the crowd in the downtown area.

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Here is the route of the 2016 Saskatoon Exhibition Parade, which starts at 10 a.m. on Tuesday. saskatoonexhibition.ca

Saskatoon Transit has teamed up with the Ex to offer free bus service for superpass holders during the six-day fair. Riders can use Google Transit to plan their commutes on all regular routes to and from the event.

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Children, ages 10 and under, can ride the bus for free on Wednesday and seniors don’t have to pay on Thursday.

The gates at Prairieland Park open at noon from Tuesday to Sunday.

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This year’s grandstand lineup includes musical performances by Serena Ryder, X Ambassadors, Simple Plan, Brett Kissel and Tom Cochrane.

The 2015 Saskatoon Ex attendance was over 208,000. The record for the event was set in 2012 when 221,156 passed through the gates.