Banks and post offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4th, in observance of Independence Day, but most major restaurant, grocery, and retail chains will remain open for the holiday.

Several companies, including Walmart, Starbucks, Chick-fil-A, and Target, will keep their doors open on this federal holiday. However, the stock market will be closed for trading on Thursday.

The origins of July 4th trace back to a spontaneous celebration in Philadelphia marking the first anniversary of American independence, as detailed in a letter from John Adams to his daughter, Abigail, according to the Library of Congress. The annual observance of Independence Day became standardized after events like the War of 1812, coinciding with groundbreaking ceremonies for projects such as the Erie Canal and Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Congress officially made Independence Day a federal holiday on June 28, 1870.

Here’s what you need to know about what will be open and closed on July 4th this year:

Is Walmart open on July 4th? See store hours

Walmart stores will be open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. on July 4th, as confirmed by a company spokesperson to USA TODAY. However, it’s advisable to verify with your local Walmart or check their online store directory before visiting.

Is Costco open on July 4th?

According to Costco’s website, warehouses will be closed on Thursday, July 4th.

Is Target open on July 4th?

Yes, Target stores will be open on July 4th, according to information provided to USA TODAY. Store hours may vary by location, so it’s recommended to check with your local store for specific holiday hours.

Are banks, post offices, UPS, and FedEx open on July 4th?

All U.S. Postal Service facilities will be closed for retail transactions, and there will be no regular residential or business mail deliveries on July 4th, as confirmed by USPS to USA TODAY. Branches of Capital One, Bank of America, PNC, Truist, CitiBank, and JPMorgan Chase will also be closed on July 4th, with Capital One Cafes remaining open. UPS pickup and delivery services will not be available on July 4th, and UPS Store locations may be closed. It’s advised to check with your local store for operating hours. Most of FedEx’s pickup and delivery services will also be unavailable on July 4th, and FedEx Office hours will be adjusted. Contact your local store for specific holiday hours.

Are Home Depot, Lowe’s, or Ace Hardware open on July 4th?

Most Home Depot stores will be open on July 4th, though hours may vary by location. Customers should verify holiday hours with their local store. Lowe’s stores will also be open on Thursday, with store closures scheduled for 8 p.m. local time. Ace Hardware stores operate independently, so hours vary by location. Customers are encouraged to check with their local store regarding holiday hours.

Are pharmacies like Walgreens and Rite Aid open on July 4th?

Walgreens locations will maintain regular hours on July 4th, as confirmed by the company. The majority of Rite Aid locations will also be open on July 4th, although customers should consult Rite Aid’s website for specific store hours.

Restaurants open on July 4th:

Several restaurants will be open on July 4th, with hours listed for those provided:

  • Starbucks
  • McDonald’s
  • Dunkin’
  • Chick-fil-A (some locations may have limited hours)
  • Wendy’s
  • Taco Bell
  • Subway
  • KFC
  • Cracker Barrel
  • Olive Garden (11 a.m. to 10 p.m.)
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Waffle House
  • IHOP
  • Golden Corral
  • Hooters
  • Longhorn Steakhouse (11 a.m. to 10 p.m.)
  • Red Lobster
  • First Watch (7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.)

Grocery stores open on July 4th

Here are the grocery stores open on July 4th, with listed hours provided:

  • Walmart (6 a.m. to 11 p.m.)
  • Most stores in the Kroger family of companies (Baker’s, City Market, Dillons, Food 4 Less, Foods Co, Fred Meyer, Fry’s, Gerbes, Jay C Food Store, King Soopers, Kroger, Mariano’s, Metro Market, Pay-Less Super Markets, Pick’n Save, QFC, Ralphs, Ruler, Smith’s Food and Drug)
  • Winn-Dixie
  • Trader Joe’s (all stores close at 5 p.m.)
  • Sam’s Club (8 a.m. to 6 p.m. for Plus members, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for Club members)
  • Meijer (6 a.m. to midnight)
  • Publix
  • Aldi
  • Whole Foods
  • Food Lion
  • Harris Teeter
  • Giant Eagle
  • Wegman’s

Retail stores open on July 4th

The following retail stores will be open on July 4th, with listed hours provided:

  • Target
  • TJ Maxx (stores close at 8 p.m.)
  • Marshall’s (stores close at 8 p.m.)
  • HomeGoods (stores close at 8 p.m.)
  • Macy’s (stores close at 7 p.m.)
  • Nordstrom
  • Gap
  • Old Navy
  • Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s (9 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
  • IKEA (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods (stores close at 7 p.m.)
  • REI (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
  • Burlington
  • Staples (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
  • Office Depot and Office Max (9 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
  • PetSmart (9 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
  • PetCo
  • Tractor Supply Co. (8 a.m. to 6 p.m.)