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:
- Best Buy
- Walgreen's (though most pharmacies are closed July 4)
- CVS (though most pharmacies are closed July 4, and MinuteClinics show limited hours)
- Cub Foods — Cub Foods usually remain open as usual on July 4
- Aldi — Stores operate on "limited hours" which vary by location
- Lunds & Byerlys — Normal hours at all stores, 6 a.m.-10 p.m., a spokesperson confirmed
- Kowalskis — Locations will close early, at 7 p.m. or 8 p.m.
- Hy-Vee — The main store and pharmacy will be open 8 a.m.-2 p.m. July 4
- Whole Foods — Closing at 9 p.m. on Independence Day
- Sam's Club — Closing at 6 p.m. July 4 for Plus and Club members
- Costco — Closed July 4
- Trader Joe's — Stores close at 5 p.m. on Independence Day
Malls and shopping
The hours listed below are for Sunday, July 4. Keep in mind stores within each mall can set their own hours.
- Mall of America: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
- Rosedale Center: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Southdale Center: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
- Ridgedale Center: 11 a.m. – midnight
- Eden Prairie Center: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- Twin Cities Premium Outlets (Eagan): 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
- Burnsville Center: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
- Maplewood Mall: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
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.
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.
"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."