Friday marks the first full day of activities for Hannibal’s National Tom Sawyer Days celebration.

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The Hannibal Evening Kiwanis arts and crafts in Central Park starts at 9 this morning.
The Tomboy Sawyer competition sponsored by the Businesswomen of Missouri begins at 1 at the Cardiff Hill Overlook.

Fence painting features the pee-wees at 2 p.m., with the local and girls fence painting at 3.

The carnival opens at 5 and the gates at Tanyard Gardens open at 5:30 for All Inclusive Tribute Night, featuring Ridin’ the Storm Out and Bob Jovi.

Bluff City Theater’s production Forever Folk with Stone and Snow begins at 7:30 at the theater.

Mud volleyball will be going on all day at the Y Men’s Pavilion, and F&M Bank will announce the winners of their virtual pet show.

Along with mud volleyball, arts and crafts and the final performance of the weekend at Bluff City Theater, Saturday's activities include the annual Hannibal Cannibal, with a rolling start at the Tom and Huck statue beginning at 6 a.m.

The Jaycee's annual 4th of July parade steps off from Broadway and Grand Avenue at 10 a.m., with the announcement of Hannibal's officials Tom and Becky at the Central Park bandstand at noon.

Also beginning at noon are the Frog Jump sponsored by the Boy Scouts and the carnival.

The state, national and over 30 fence painting starts at 2 and Tanyard Gardens opens at 5:30 in advance of music by Saliva and Buckcherry.

There will be more mud volleyball and arts and crafts Sunday, along with the horseshoe tournament at 9 a.m., the carnival at noon and the Jaycees' washers tournament at 1.

National Tom Sawyer Days wraps up with fireworks from Lover's Leap beginning at 9:30 p.m. Sunday.

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