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What's open, what's closed for the July 4 holiday (including July 5)

Since it falls on a Sunday, some places will observe the holiday July 5.

July 4 falls on a Sunday this year, which means in addition to potentially limited business hours on the holiday itself, some organizations will observe Monday, July 5, as a holiday. 

Big box retailers and convenience stores

As always, it doesn't hurt to double check hours for your specific store before hopping in the car or on your bike. But these retailers and convenience stores show they will be open regular hours on July 4 and 5:

Grocery stores

Malls and shopping

The hours listed below are for Sunday, July 4. Keep in mind stores within each mall can set their own hours.

Mail and packages

The U.S. Post Office will treat July 5 as a holiday, so don't expect regular service. As for its competitors, UPS will have no pickup or delivery service July 4 and 5, and FedEx services will be quite limited July 4, and slightly less limited July 5.


Expect most banks to be closed Monday, July 5, in observance of the holiday.

Government services

Because July 4, a federal- and state-mandated holiday, falls on a Sunday, government services will observe the days July 5. 

Minneapolis/St. Paul parking meters

City-operated parking meters in St. Paul are always free on Sundays, and will also be free on the federally observed holiday.

In Minneapolis, the city’s metered parking spaces WILL BE enforced July 5, but will not be Sunday, July 4.

"Other metered parking restrictions in Minneapolis may be in effect and subject to enforcement, including Park Board, University of Minnesota and private organizations that operate their own meters. Always read the information posted on the meter to be certain."

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