Happy 4th of July, Salt Lake City! The 2011 Independence Day weekend looks like it will be a great one, with festivities taking place from Friday to Monday. There are so many celebrations in the Salt Lake area this year, it's hard to choose - pancake breakfasts, parades, fireworks, sports events, rodeos, concerts and even summertime skiing.

The laws have changed for fireworks sales this year, so those who like to create their own pyrotechnic displays will have a lot more legal options than in years past. What are you doing this 4th of July weekend? Click on the links below, and start planning your best Independence Day ever!Salt Lake City July 4th EventsNew Laws for 2011 Fireworks SeasonPhoto by Thinkstock Images. Read more from Marsha Maxwell at http://saltlakecity.about.com.