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Salt Lake's Days of '47

Friday July 22, 2011

Salt Lake City is getting ready for Pioneer Day, also known as Days of '47 or simply the 24th of July. Pioneer Day marks the day in 1847 when Brigham Young and the Mormon pioneers entered the Salt Lake Valley. It's an extra summer holiday for most Utahns, celebrated in much the same way as the 4th of July with picnics, parades, rodeos, concerts and fireworks. This year, July 24th falls on a Sunday, so the traditional parade, Native American festival and fireworks will be held on Monday, July 25th.

What will you be doing this Pioneer Day weekend? Make it a great one, whether you decide to attend the parade or the rodeo, catch a Bees or RSL game, barbecue with friends, hang out at the pool, take a hike or something else altogether. Click on the links below for lots of great ideas to help you plan your celebration.

Salt Lake City Pioneer Day Events

SLC Top Ten Attractions

Top Ten Kid-Friendly Attractions

Photo courtesy The Days of '47. Read more from Marsha Maxwell at http://saltlakecity.about.com.