Fourth Of July 2016: Are Banks Open Today? A Full List Of What’s Open, What’s Closed, And Where To Do Last-Minute Shopping On Independence Day

The Fourth of July, 2016, is on the way, and those looking to find what’s open and what’s closed on the celebration of America’s Independence Day — including those who need to know store hours to pick up those last-minute barbecue supplies — can find it all right here.

While July 4 is a federal holiday, which means government offices are closed in honor of the nation’s birthday, there are still a number of stores and restaurants open. But the mix can make it difficult for anyone running a few different errands to know what’s open or what’s closed.

What’s Closed On The Fourth Of July 2016

Because Independence Day is a federal holiday, there will be no government offices open. That means the post office is closed, along with the Department of Motor Vehicles and local government offices like town halls. The stock market will also be closed.

Banks are also closed on the Fourth of July — with a few small exceptions. As Saving Advice noted, a number of banks located inside supermarkets will open for limited hours.

“Although there are a few banks and credit unions open, these tend to be smaller regional banks or bank branches which happen to be located in grocery stores, which will be open for the holiday. These institutions will also usually be running on shorter holiday hours for the day, not their regular Monday hours. Because they can vary from location to location, if you plan to visit any of the institutions below, call to confirm they will be open and their hours.”

A number of other regional banks are open for limited hours, the outlet noted.

  • Central Pacific Bank: The Hawaii-based bank will have select branches open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • First Convenience Bank: Branches of the Texas bank will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Metro Bank: The drive-thru and its downtown branch of the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, bank will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • PNC Bank: Grocery store branches open limited hours
  • US Bank: Grocery store branches open limited hours
  • Fort Financial Credit Union: Some grocery store branches of the Indiana-based credit union will be open
  • Landmark Credit Union: grocery store branches will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

There will also be a number of smaller retail outlets closed, especially locally owned ones.

What’s Open On The Fourth Of July 2016?

Most grocery stores will be open on the Fourth of July 2016, so those looking to make a last-minute run for supplies for their family party will be in luck.

Stores like Costco, Walmart, and Target will be open and most operating on normal hours, while others, including ALDI, are closing early (ALDI closes at 4 p.m.). A full list of what’s open can be found here.

There will be a number of attractions open on the Fourth of July for those who want to escape the family barbecues — or whose plans get thwarted by rain. Amusement parks and movie theaters are usually bracing for a big day, each depending on the weather. If it’s warm and sunny, the amusement parks will brace for big clouds. If it’s rainy or stormy, the movie theaters will fill up with those looking to make the best use out of their day off.

National parks will also be open, with some planning special programming in honor of the Fourth of July holiday. Here is the a full list of the parks where you can celebrate Independence Day.

Those who want to know if local stores are open or closed on the Fourth of July are best served calling ahead to check — preferably on Sunday, if possible.

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