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The Days of 47 Youth Parade and Festival is this Saturday, July 16. The parade starts at 10 a.m. at 600 East and 500 South in downtown Salt Lake City. The festival begins at the end of the parade at Washington Square, 200 East and 500 South. Go HERE for more information. A number of free Days of 47 events are scheduled over the next few weeks. Go HERE for more information about any that are listed below:

Pre-Days of '47 Parade party » Check out all the Days of '47 Parade floats July 20 and 21, and vote for your favorites at the South Towne Expo Center. From 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on both days, the floats will be open for inspection, and there will be bands, clowns and other forms of entertainment.

Handcart Days » This annual celebration in Bountiful is set for July 22-23 and includes a parade, other activities and entertainment.

First Encampment Hike » Participate in a commemorative trek July 23 to the first pioneer campsite in the Salt Lake Valley.

Days of '47 Parade » This event, which begins at 9 a.m. July 25, is one of the most popular of its kind in the West. Go early to secure a spot along the parade route, which begins at South Temple and State Street, runs east to 200 East, turns south to 900 South and then heads east to Liberty Park at 600 East in Salt Lake City.

Ogden Pioneer Celebration » Ogden is making merry all month long with numerous events, entertainment and fireworks.

Red Butte Garden » No official event will be observed, but admission is free to this Salt Lake City attraction on Pioneer Day, July 24.