Wondering what is open and what is closed on Independence Day? You’re not alone! Here’s a quick list:
Most government offices will be closed. This includes federal, state, county, and city offices. Post Offices will be closed and mail will not be delivered on July 4th. Most public buildings such as libraries are closed or may be open limited hours.
Most banks will be closed.
Stock markets will be closed.
Most public and private schools will be closed. This includes primary schools, high schools, colleges, and universities.
SOME UPS Stores will be open while others will be closed. UPS observes the Independence Day holiday, so there will be no pickups or deliveries on July 4th.
Most shopping malls and shopping centers will be open holiday hours. This includes the anchor stores typically found in malls.
Most supermarkets, grocery stores, and “big box” stores will be open holiday hours.
Your favorite bars and restaurants will be open holiday hours with Independence Day food and drink specials.
Movie theaters and cinemas are open. Since most people are off work, the 4th of July is a big movie day. Some cineplexes offer additional early and/or late showings on this day.
Nearly all casinos and other gaming facilities will be open.
Liquor stores and ABC stores may be open or closed. State and local laws regarding the sale of alcoholic beverages (liquor, beer, and wine) on July 4 and other holidays vary by location.
Recreation centers are generally open.
Trash and garbage collection will proceed on normal schedule in most areas.
Buses, trains, subways, and other public transportation will run. Some locations will be on holiday schedule.
Independence Day only comes once per year. Enjoy your holiday and the unofficial middle of summer!