What’s Open on the 4th of July?

July 4, 2017 Updated: July 4, 2017

The Fourth of July, or Independence Day, is Tuesday.

Walmart will remain open, with some Walmart Super Walmart stores remaining open 24 hours on the holiday. Check hours before heading out.  Walmart also has deals for July 4th that can be viewed here.

Target will be open. Check hours ahead of time. Target’s deals are here.

Costco: Costco won’t be open.

Best Buy is open. Check hours online before heading out.

 Some malls will be open. Call ahead for hours.

Public libraries will be closed on July 4. All state and federal offices will be closed.

Publix is open. 

Save Mart is likely open, but hours vary. Check local hours.

Kroger is open. Check hours.

Safeway is open on July 4. Check hours online.

Staples is likely not open in most locations. Check hours online.


Albertson’s is open. Some hours might vary, with some stores closing at 4 p.m. Check hours.

Trader Joe’s is open. Check hours online.

Whole Foods is open. Check hours.

Home Depot is open July 4.

The vast, vast majority of gas stations also tend to be open on July 4.

The majority of banks aren’t open, as July 4 is federal banking holiday. Mobile banking, ATMs, and online banking are available.

All state and local municipal offices are closed.

Garbage pickup and recycling pickup doesn’t operate.

The post office is also closed, and mail service will also be suspended for the holiday.

Elementary schools, high schools, and colleges are closed.

The U.S. stock market is closed. State and local courts are closed down.

According to SavingAdvice

Most large retail stores are open. Most retailers will be open on July 4, and many of them will be holding special sales over the Fourth of July weekend. This includes stores like Target, Walmart and Home Depot (here’s a larger list). A major exception will be Costco, which won’t open its doors on Independence Day. For those of you planning to shop all the sales, keep in mind that a deal isn’t a deal no matter what the price is, if it’s something you wouldn’t have purchased for full price.

It adds:

In most cases, restaurants are open. Most major restaurant chains will be operating and open on Independence Day. Smaller restaurants which are independently owned may close for the day, so it’s best to contact them directly if you want to dine at them on Tuesday.




The Fourth of July has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day goes back to the 18th century and the Revolutionary War.

However, John Adams, the second president, thought that July 2 was the correct date at which Americans should celebrate Independence Day. Adams would apparently turn invitations to appear at July 4 events as a form of protest. But Adams and America’s third president, Thomas Jefferson, both died on July 4, 1826, which is also the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence.