We’re here to answer the most important Fourth of July questions: What’s open, and what’s closed?
Stores and restaurant chains are likely to be open on July 4, but it’s always good to call ahead
Walmart — Open regular hours
Kroger– Open regular hours
Trader Joe’s — All stores will be closing at 5, so don’t procrastinate
Movie theaters — We can’t think of a better way to ring in America’s birthday
Liquor stores — So, this depends. If you live in a state where liquor stores are government-owned, they might be closed (like in North Carolina). In other states, it might vary by owner, so maybe call ahead.
Zoos — So you might not think of the zoo as a holiday destination, but they do tend to be open.
Anything government-owned, like the post office, DMV, public libraries, etc, is most likely going to be closed.
Your bank is probably closed, but if you need cash the ATM is always an option.
Your favorite local spot — Varies by location! Call ahead! In general, local restaurants will probably be closed, but some morning-only spots (things like your favorite bagel or doughnut spot) might still be open during the day.
Museums — OK, some might be open, but some aren’t. It’s a real 50-50. If you’re dedicated, call ahead. If not, it’s safest to assume no.