The traditional Days of '47 Parade, celebrating the Utah pioneers' entrance into the Salt Lake Valley in 1847, will be held Monday, July 25.

"I think the sameness is maybe our strong point, because it's a pretty neat parade," said Jerry Dunyon, parade chairman.Spectators camped along the parade route can expect the usual marching bands, horse entries, antique cars, clowns, as well as lots and lots of floats.

The parade is traditionally held on July 24, a state holiday. But the festivities will be moved ahead a day this year, as July 24th falls on Sunday.

Dunyon said a parade marshal to lead out the festivities hasn't been selected, and float entries are still being accepted.

"We do intend to have, for the first time this year, pre-parade activities."

Dunyon said he expects about 195 entries. "I don't think the parade will be any different in length or in time."