For 2018, Independence Day happens on Wednesday, July 4th. Most stores, restaurants, shopping centers, and malls are open on the 4th of July. However, they may be operating on holiday schedule with limited or reduced hours of operation. Some businesses are closed on Independence Day in order to give their employees the day off. Here’s a quick rundown of what is open and what is closed on July 4, 2018:
BANKS are CLOSED on July 4th.
BARS & CLUBS are OPEN on July 4th.
BIG BOX STORES are OPEN on July 4th.
CASUAL RESTAURANTS are OPEN on July 4. Several restaurants serve free or discounted meals to veterans and active military service members.
CONVENIENCE STORES are OPEN on July 4th.
FAST FOOD RESTAURANTS are OPEN on July 4th.
GROCERY STORES are OPEN on July 4th.
GOVERNMENT OFFICES are CLOSED on July 4th. Nearly all federal, state, county, and city agencies are closed on the 4th of July.
LIQUOR STORES may be OPEN or CLOSED on July 4th. This depends on which state and/or city you are located in. Some areas allow alcoholic beverages to be sold on the 4th of July while others prohibit sales.
MOVIE THEATERS are OPEN on July 4th. Many theatres have additional holiday show times scheduled on Independence Day.
PHARMACIES & DRUG STORES are OPEN on July 4th. However, the actual pharmacy may be closed or operating reduced hours.
POST OFFICE (USPS) is CLOSED on July 4th.
SHOPPING MALLS AND MALL ANCHOR STORES are OPEN on July 4th.
SCHOOLS are CLOSED for Independence Day: grade schools, middle schools, high schools, colleges, universities, etc.
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 4th of July 2018!