As per the last couple of years, the Queen City Ex kicks-off with a parade on Tuesday July 28 at 7 p.m. The parade will follow the usual route down Dewdney Ave. from Cameron St. to Broad St., then south on Broad to Broadway Ave., finishing at the Tartan Curling Club. The evening will culminate with fireworks in Wascana Centre.

The QCX opens the next day. You can find out all the details on the QCX websiteIn addition to the midway, attractions include Saskatchewan Express Minis & Expressions, Sinbad High Dive Show, Fishing Friendzy, Thomas & Friends, Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo and the RCMP Musical Ride on July 31-Aug. 2 at 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Grandstand acts are free with gate admission, and the line-up includes: Wednesday 29 MAGIC! with Halfway to Hollywood (7 p.m.). Thursday 30 THE ROAD HAMMERS with Doc Walker (7 p.m.). Friday 31 GIN BLOSSOMS with the Rembrandts and Fastball (7 p.m.). Saturday 1 DAUGHTRY with Snake Oil Sinners guests (7 p.m.). Sunday 2 SHAWN MENDES with Francesco Yates (7 p.m.)