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July 4: Open and closed shops

NEW YORK — Americans across the country celebrate Independence Day with barbecues, fireworks and a day off for many workers.

July 4th marks the anniversary of American independence; on this day the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence in 1776.

This year, July 4th falls on a Thursday.

Here’s what will be open and what will be closed.

retail trade

Target and Walmart stores will be open during their regular hours. Most Kroger grocery stores – including Fred Meyer, Dillons, Food 4 Less, Ralphs and QFC – will be open during their regular hours on July 4.







What is open and closed on July 4th

Walmart is one of the stores that will remain open on July 4th this year.


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Sam’s Club is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. for Plus members and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for Club members. Costco warehouses are closed on July 4th.

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For those who want more specialty items, most Whole Foods stores are open during regular hours, while Trader Joe’s locations close at 5 p.m.

Before you visit, check with local retailers and restaurants about their Independence Day hours.

Postal service

Independence Day is a holiday for the United States Postal Service; therefore, no mail will be picked up or delivered.

There will be no UPS pickup or delivery service, however UPS Express Critical service will be available. Be sure to check with your local UPS store as locations may be closed on July 4th.

Most FedEx services will also be closed, but FedEx Custom Critical will be open for essential shipments.

Financial services

July 4 is a Federal Reserve bank holiday, so most bank branches across the country are closed. The Nasdaq and New York Stock Exchange are also closed on this day.

As always, online banking and ATMs are available to you.

Government offices

Non-essential government offices will remain closed on Tuesday, including the DMV and public libraries.