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What is closed on the Fourth of July and what is open? A guide for your last-minute needs

If you’re like many other Americans– you might be scrambling to get everything you need in order, before the Fourth of July.

Fourth of July

Here’s a quick guide to what’s open and what isn’t on the federal holiday.


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July 4th is a federal holiday

July 4, 2022 is the 246th anniversary of the Second Continental Congress unanimously adopting the Declaration of Independence. This declaration announced the colonies’ separation from Great Britain. Since then Independence day is celebrated every year– usually with fireworks, barbecues, concerts, parades, and family.

Whether you forgot an ingredient or ran out of sunscreen, you might have to run to the store on July 4th, but what is open?

What stores are open on the 4th?

Most major retailers will remain open with adjusted hours. Here are some popular retailers that are open:

Target: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Walmart: 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

T.J. Maxx: 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Home Depot: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Lowe’s: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

CVS: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Dollar Tree: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

What about convivence stores?

Simple needs can be found at convivence stores, like butter, soda or firewood. 7-Eleven, RiteAid, Speedway, Wawa, Walgreens and Dollar General remain open and can help you in a pinch.

Which grocery stores are open?

BJ’s Wholesale Club: Regular hours

The Fresh Market: Regular hours

Publix: Regular hours

Ralphs: Open (hours vary by location)

Safeway: Regular hours (pharmacy closed)

Star Market: Regular hours (pharmacy closed)

Trader Joe’s: Open (all locations close at 5:00 p.m.)

Wegmans: Regular hours

Whole Foods: Regular hours

Are banks open on Independence Day?

The Federal Reserve is the central banking system of the US. They have 11 standard bank holidays– and yes, the 4th is one of them.  Even though the banks will be closed and you won’t be able to talk to a teller, ATMs will be operating.

Is the stock market open?

The New York Stock Exchange is closed on July 4 and will reopen on July 5. The stock exchange is also closed on: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, President’s Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas.


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