For 2021, Columbus Day happens on Monday, October 11th. Most stores, restaurants, shopping centers, and malls are open with regular hours of operation. Some other businesses are closed on Columbus Day in order to give their employees the day off. Here’s a quick rundown of what is open and what is closed on October 11, 2021:
BANKS are CLOSED on Columbus Day.
BARS & CLUBS are OPEN on Columbus Day.
BIG BOX STORES are OPEN on Columbus Day.
CASUAL RESTAURANTS are OPEN on Columbus Day.
CONVENIENCE STORES are OPEN on Columbus Day. Many locations are open 24 hours, even on holidays.
FAST FOOD RESTAURANTS are OPEN on Columbus Day.
GROCERY STORES are OPEN on Columbus Day.
GOVERNMENT OFFICES are CLOSED on Columbus Day. Nearly all federal, state, county, and city agencies are closed on October 11.
LIQUOR STORES are generally OPEN on Columbus Day. However, this may depend on which state and/or city you are located in. Most areas allow alcoholic beverages to be sold on October 11th while others prohibit sales.
MOVIE THEATERS are OPEN on Columbus Day.
PHARMACIES & DRUG STORES are OPEN on Columbus Day. Pharmacy departments in grocery and big box stores might be operating on holiday schedules.
POST OFFICE (USPS) is CLOSED on Columbus Day. There is no mail delivery on October 11.
SCHOOLS may be OPEN or CLOSED on Columbus Day depending on local preference. This includes grade schools, middle schools, high schools, colleges, universities, etc.
SHOPPING MALLS AND MALL ANCHOR STORES are OPEN on Columbus Day.
STOCK MARKET is OPEN on Columbus Day. Bond markets are closed, however.
For information on specific stores, restaurants, and malls, just search our list! It’s always smart to call and confirm holiday hours before leaving home. Plan ahead, be safe, and have a great Columbus Day 2021!