The Fourth of July holiday is on Friday.
Walmart will remain open, and some Walmart Super Walmart stores will be open 24 hours on the holiday. Check hours before going.
Target: Target will be open. Check hours.
Costco: Costco won’t be open.
Best Buy: Best Buy is open. Check hours online.
Malls: Some malls will be open. Call ahead for hours.
Public libraries will be closed.
All state and federal offices will be closed.
Publix is open.
Save Mart: Likely open. Check local hours.
Kroger: Open. Check hours.
Safeway: Safeway is open on July 4. Check hours online.
Staples: Likely not open in most locations. Check hours online.
Trader Joe’s: Trader Joe’s is open. Check hours online.
Whole Foods: Whole Foods is open. Check hours.
Albertson’s is open. Some hours might vary, with some stores closing at 4 p.m. Check hours.
Home Depot is open July 4.
The vast majority of gas stations also tend to be open on July 4.
CVS is open. Check hours.
Rite Aid is open as well. Check hours.
Walgreens is also open. Check hours.
Duane Reade is open as well. Check hours.
Good Neighbor Pharmacy is also likely open. Check hours.
Banks mostly won’t be open because it’s a Sunday and a federal holiday. Mobile banking, ATMs, and online banking are available.
AP: Boston Pops’ annual July Fourth show a day early
BOSTON (AP) — With the season’s first hurricane bearing down on New England, Boston hosted the Boston Pops Fourth of July outdoor concert and fireworks show Thursday, a night earlier than planned.
The event, which airs nationally and draws more than half a million visitors to the city, was moved a day earlier when it became clear that the region would feel the brunt of Hurricane Arthur on Independence Day.
The severe weather has prompted the cancellation of July 4th events in coastal Massachusetts, particularly in the summer retreats of Cape Cod and the islands south of Boston, where a tropical storm warning has been issued.
Weather for the rest of the holiday weekend, however, promises to be seasonably sunny and hot. Local officials are warning beachgoers, though, about the likelihood for high waves and strong undertow.
But on Boston’s Esplanade along the Charles River Thursday evening, there were few hints of the gathering storm.
Temperatures were in the high 80s and there were few clouds in sight.
Sailboats glided in the waters nearby.