Fourth of July 2021: What Stores Are Open, Closed for the Holiday Weekend

by Amy Myers
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With social restrictions lifted and vaccinations available, this year’s Fourth of July is the first holiday since that outbreak in which people can safely gather without worrying as much about COVID-19. That means, if you haven’t already done your shopping for party guests, stores are likely going to be crowded. But don’t worry–if you need to make a day-of run for extra napkins or hot dog rolls, some stores will be open on Sunday. However, be warned that if you haven’t bought fireworks already, you may be out of luck. The country is currently facing a shortage of supply and an increase in price.

We’ve put together a list of popular department and specialty stores that will be open this Fourth of July for any last-minute shoppers.

Recreational/Outdoor Equipment Stores

Let’s say you need extra lawn chairs, corn hole boards or maybe a pop-up shelter to keep your guests cool. Luckily, plenty of recreation stores are open for business on the Fourth of July.

Academy Sports + Outdoors: 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Bass Pro Shops: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Dick’s Sporting Goods: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
REI: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Dollar-Goods Stores

Looking to save a few dollars on decorations? Good news—these dollar-goods stores are open on the Fourth.

Dollar General: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Dollar Tree: 9:00 a. m. – 9:00 p.m.
Family Dollar: 9:00 a. m. – 9:00 p.m.

Department/Wholesale Stores

Perhaps the most popular destination for Fourth of July shoppers, all of these one-stop-shop department stores welcome visitors this weekend. However, Costco will remain closed on Sunday. Normal hours will resume on Monday the 5th.

BJ’s Wholesale Club: 9:00 a. m. – 8:00 p.m.
Kohl’s: 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sam’s Club: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. for Plus members; 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. for Club members
Target: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Walmart: 6:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Grocery/Specialty Food Stores

These days, everyone is on a different diet. Cater to all your guests’ needs with a trip to one of these stores open on the Fourth of July. Note that even though some grocery stores have pharmacies, these departments may be closed on Sunday and/or Monday.

Sprouts Farmers Market: 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Trader Joe’s: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wegmans: 6:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Whole Foods: Open regular hours, which vary by location

Fourth Of July Also Observed On Monday

Although the holiday lands on a Sunday, the Fourth of July will also be observed on Monday, July 5th as well. While most retail stores will reopen that day, federal institutions like banks and the U.S. Post Office won’t be open or delivering mail. Likewise, curbside trash and recycling pick-up will probably be postponed until Tuesday the 6th.

Be sure to check out your favorite store’s website for any not included on the list. Please know that while these hours apply to most stores in the chains, some individual stores’ hours may vary.

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