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What's closed and what's open on the Fourth of July?

It's time to fire up the grill and call friends and family over to celebrate the Fourth of July, which this year falls on a Tuesday. 

But what if you'd rather eat out or need to run to the store? While banks, post offices and most government offices will be closed, some of the nation's largest retailers plan to remain open. 

Here's a list of stores and restaurants that will be open on Independence Day.

What's closed on July 4?

July 4 is a federal holiday, which means federal courthouses and other U.S. government buildings will be closed. Schools, libraries, city halls as well as banks, post offices and the stock market will also be closed. 

Are grocery stores open on the Fourth of July?

Yes, many of them are. The list includes:

  • Albertsons
  • BJ's Wholesale
  • Food Lion
  • Kroger
  • Publix
  • Sam's Club
  • Trader Joe's
  • Walmart
  • Whole Foods
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Is Starbucks open on July 4?

Yes, but you may want to check your local cafe for exact hours. 

Is Chick-fil-a open on the Fourth of July?

Yes, but you may want to check your local cafe for exact hours. 

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Is Walmart open on July 4?

Yes. Many big-box retailers are open. The list includes:

  • Best Buy
  • Big Lots
  • Home Depot
  • Dollar General
  • Lowe's
  • Petco
  • Sam's Club
  • Target

Is Costco open on July 4?

No, Costco says its U.S. locations are closed on Independence Day.

Which restaurants are open on July 4?

  • Applebee's
  • Bonefish Grill
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • California Pizza Kitchen
  • Carrabba's Italian Grill
  • Cracker Barrel
  • The Cheesecake Factory
  • Fleming's Prime Steakhouse
  • Olive Garden
  • Red Lobster
  • Red Robin
  • Sweetgreen
  • TGI Fridays

Are liquor stores open?

It depends on where you live. Certain states have state-operated liquor stores which may as a result be closed on federal holidays, or have shorter hours of operation on July 4. To make sure you're prepared either way, contact your local wine and liquor store ahead of the Tuesday holiday to find out.

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