July 4: What is open, closed Friday and Saturday for Independence Day 2020?


What is closed on July 4? What is open?

Happy birthday, America! Independence Day 2020 is Saturday July 4. It’s a federal holiday, so some places will be closed to observe the patriotic festivities.

History of July 4

What is July 4? Independence Day celebrates the approval of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. Thomas Jefferson wrote the document approved by the colonial delegates to the Continental Congress, officially making the United States of America an independent nation. “America’s Birthday” is a federal holiday, often celebrated with fireworks, parades, concerts, family meals and more.

Like other recent holidays, this year’s patriotic vacation has been affected by the coronavirus, causing fewer fireworks in northern New York State. Here is a list of what is open and closed this Friday and Saturday.

Is Walmart open on July 4? Is Target open?

Walmart and Target are open on July 4, so there is a lot of time to get last-minute food for your barbecue – maybe even sales, although hours may still be cut in some places due to the coronavirus.

Are the grocery stores open on July 4? What are Wegmans’ hours?

Supermarkets, including Wegmans, usually only close a few vacation days, such as Christmas and Thanksgiving, so be sure to make a last-minute meal for your barbecue. In-store pharmacies can operate at reduced hours.

Are the July 4th restaurants open? Closed?

Most restaurants are open for July 4, but indoor dining is still limited due to Covid-19 and times may be different.

Are pharmacies open?

Most national drugstore chains are open on independence day, but may have different or reduced hours for the July 4 holidays.

Are shopping centers open on July 4?

Shopping centers and movie theaters are closed due to coronavirus, but curbside pickup and in-store purchases are available at select Destiny USA stores.

Are banks open on July 4?

Banks are closed on Friday July 3 and Saturday July 4.

Is the stock market open?

No, the financial markets are closed on Friday for the federal holiday.

Are government offices open?

City, County, State and Federal government offices will be closed on Friday, July 3.

Is parking free on July 4?

Paid parking in downtown Syracuse is free on Friday July 3 and Saturday July 4.

Is there waste and recycling on July 4?

Garbage collection and recycling will not be delayed for the week, according to the mayor’s office in Syracuse. Other municipal and private carriers may work a different schedule.

Are post offices closed on July 4? Is there mail delivery?

No. US post offices are closed on federal holidays and there will be no mail delivery on Saturday.

Are the libraries open on July 4?

Onondaga County libraries are closed due to coronavirus, but some branches are open for sidewalk pickups on Friday. You can check your branch on the county website.

Do buses run on a regular schedule?

Centro operates on a Sunday / holiday calendar. For more information, call 442-3400 or visit the Centro website.


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