Headed to Costco on July 4th? Read this first (2024)

It's the Fourth of July, and however you plan to celebrate America's big day, a little Independence Day retail therapy might be in order.

Whether you're stocking up on essentials for the week ahead or need some last-minute items for your Independence Day picnic or party you may be considering a stop at Costco for all your holiday needs.

Even if you're in the mood just to browse the aisles because you've got the day off, it's a perfectly acceptable way to spend July Fourth.

However, before you head out to a Costco warehouse near you, you're going to want to read this first because the last thing you want to do on is to make the trip only to find out that your neighborhood Costco is closed.

Especially since there are so many other fun things to do on Independence Day like going to the beach, watching fireworks or other July Fourth activity.

To ensure you don't waste a single minute of your holiday, TODAY.com reached out to Costco to get all the details on the retailer's July 4 hours and here's everything you need to know.

Costco’s 4th of July hours in 2024

If going to Costco is on the calendar for Independence Day this year, we hate to break it to you, but Costco will be closed on Thursday, July 4 in observance of the Fourth of July holiday.

Doors will reopen on Friday morning, July 5 for business as usual.

The Fourth of July isn't the only holiday in which Costco closes, the retailer is also closed in observance of the additional holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Easter Sunday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

“There may be slight variations in hours for each warehouse," the Costco website reads saying, "We recommend that you view the location information for a warehouse near you."

To make it easy, you can find specific Costco locations and details right here.

Stores open on July 4th, 2024

While Costco won't be open on Independence Day, plenty of other stores and retailers will. Here's a list:

  • Ace Hardware: Many stores will be open, however stores are independently owned and operated, so hours may vary by location. Customers are encouraged to contact their local store to confirm businesshours before going. Find local hours here.
  • Barnes & Noble:Stores are open, but customers are advised to check the website for specific holiday hours. Find local hourshere.
  • Belk: Stores will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Find local hours here.
  • Best Buy:Most stores are open from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Find local hourshere.
  • Big Lots: Stores will be open during normal business hours. Find local hourshere.
  • BJ’s Wholesale Club:Clubs are open during normal business hours. Find local hourshere.
  • Dollar General:Stores are open during normal business hours. Store hours may vary by location. Find local hourshere.
  • Dollar Tree: Stores will be open during normal business hours. Find local hourshere.
  • Family Dollar: Stores will be open during normal business hours. Find local hourshere.
  • Hobby Lobby: Stores are open, but will close early. Find local hourshere.
  • Home Depot: Stores will open at their regular time, but close early at 8:00 p.m. Find local hourshere.
  • HomeGoods: Stores open at their regular time and will close early at 8:00 p.m. local time. Find local hourshere.
  • Homesense: Stores open at their regular time and will close early at 8:00 p.m. local time. Find local hourshere.
  • IKEA:Stores will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Find local hourshere.
  • JCPenney:Stores are open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Find local hourshere.
  • Joann: Stores will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Find local hours here.
  • Kohl’s: Stores are open from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Hours may vary by location. Find local hourshere.
  • Lowe’s: Stores will open at their normal time and close early at 8:00 p.m. Find local hourshere.
  • Macy’s: Stores will open at their regular time and close early at 7:00 p.m. Find local hours here.
  • Marshalls: Stores open at their regular time and will close early at 8:00 p.m. local time. Find local hourshere.
  • Menards: Stores will open at their regular time and close at 8:00 p.m. Find local hourshere.
  • Michaels: Stores will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Find local hourshere.
  • Nordstrom: Stores are open, hours vary by location. Find local hourshere.
  • Nordstrom Rack: Stores are open, hours vary by location. Find local hourshere.
  • Petco: Most locations will close by 8:00 p.m. with some closing at 7:00 p.m. Find local hourshere.
  • Petsmart: Stores will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Find local hourshere.
  • REI: Stores will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Find local hourshere.
  • Staples: Select stores will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The remaining stores will be closed. Confirm hours before going. Find local hourshere.
  • Sephora:Stores are open, but hours may vary by location. Find local hourshere.
  • Target: Stores will be open during normal business hours. Find local hourshere.
  • TJ Maxx: Stores open at their regular time and will close early at 8:00 p.m. local time. Find local hourshere.
  • Ulta: A majority of stores will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Select stores will have exceptions to those hours. Confirm before going. Find local hourshere.
  • Walmart: Stores will be open during normal business hours. Find local hourshere.

Grocery stores open on July 4th

  • ACME: Stores will be open, but pharmacies may be closed or have adjusted hours. Pharmacies are closed. Find local hourshere.
  • Albertsons: Stores are open, but pharmacies may be closed or have adjusted hours. Find local hourshere.
  • Aldi: Stores will be open, but hours will be limited or reduced. Find local store hours here.
  • Big Y: Stores will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Pharmacies will be closed. Find local hours here.
  • BJ’s Wholesale Club:Clubs are open during normal business hours. Find local hourshere.
  • Central Market: Stores will be open during normal business hours. Find local hourshere.
  • Food Lion: Stores will be open during normal business hours. Find local hourshere.
  • Giant Eagle: Stores will be open during normal business hours. Pharmacies will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. Find local hours here.
  • Hannaford: Stores will be open, hours may vary by location. Customers are advised to confirm holiday hours before going. Find local hours here.
  • H-E-B: Stores will be open during normal business hours. Find local hourshere.
  • Hy-Vee:Stores will be open during normal business hours. Find local hourshere.
  • Jewel-Osco: Stores will be open, but pharmacies may be closed or operate with adjusted hours. Find local hourshere.
  • Kroger:A majority of stores will be open during regular business hours. Confirm hours before going. Find local hourshere.
  • Market District: Stores will be open during normal business hours. Pharmacies will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. Find local hours here.
  • Safeway:Stores will be open, but pharmacies may be closed or have adjusted hours. Find local hourshere.
  • Shaws:Stores will be open, but pharmacies may be closed or operate with reduced hours. Find local hourshere.
  • ShopRite:ShopRite stores are independently owned and operated and holiday hours vary by location. Find local hourshere.
  • Sprouts Farmers Market: Stores are open during normal business hours. Find local hourshere.
  • Stop and Shop: Normal business hours and gas stations. Pharmacies will be closed. Find local hourshere.
  • Tom Thumb Grocery Stores:Stores will be open, but pharmacies may be closed or operate with reduced hours. Find local hourshere.
  • Trader Joe’s: Stores will open at their regular time and close early at 5:00 p.m. Find local hours here.
  • Vons:Stores will be open, but pharmacies may be closed or operate with adjusted hours. Find local hourshere.
  • Wegmans: Stores will be open during normal business hours. Find local hourshere.
  • Whole Foods:Stores are open but hours vary by location. Find local hourshere.
  • WinCo Foods:Stores are open during normal business hours. Find local hourshere.

Pharmacies open on July 4th in 2024

  • CVS: Many CVS Pharmacy locations will be open during regular hours on Independence Day. However, some stores may have reduced hours. CVS recommends that customers call their local stores before visiting or check hours online. Find local hourshere.
  • Rite Aid:A majority of Rite Aid stores will be open on Independence Day with varying hours. Customers are encouraged to check local store hours before going. Find local hourshere.
  • Walgreens:Walgreensstoreswill be openduring normal business hours on Independence Day. However, amajority of pharmacies will be closed,except for 24-hour locations and other select pharmacies. Walgreens recommends that customers check the store locator to find specific hours. Find local hourshere.

Convenience stores open on July 4th in 2024

  • Casey’s:Casey’s stores will be open during normal business hours. Find local hourshere.
  • Certified Oil: Stores will be open during normal business hours. Find local hourshere.
  • Cumberland Farms: Stores open during normal business hours. Find local hourshere.
  • Fastrac:Stores will be open during normal business hours. Find local hourshere.
  • Kwik Shop: Stores will be open during normal business hours. Find local hourshere.
  • Loaf N’ Jug: Stores will be open during normal business hours. Find local hourshere.
  • Minit Mart: Stores are open during normal business hours. Find local hourshere.
  • Quik Stop: Stores will be open during normal business hours. Find local hourshere.
  • 7-Eleven: Most 7-Eleven stores will remain open 24/7. Find local hourshere.
  • Sprint Food Stores: Stores will be open during normal business hours. Find more about the storehere.
  • Tom Thumb Convenience Stores: Stores will be open during normal business hours. Find local hourshere.
  • Turkey Hill: Stores will be open during normal business hours. Find local hourshere.

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Headed to Costco on July 4th? Read this first (2024)

FAQs

Is Costco open on July 4th, 2024 in the USA? ›

Costco's 4th of July hours in 2024

If going to Costco is on the calendar for Independence Day this year, we hate to break it to you, but Costco will be closed on Thursday, July 4 in observance of the Fourth of July holiday. Doors will reopen on Friday morning, July 5 for business as usual.

What is the holiday schedule in Costco? ›

WAREHOUSE HOLIDAYSEXCEPTIONS
Thanksgiving Monday, October 14ClosedProvince of Québec Open No Deliveries
Remembrance Day Monday, November 11OPENOttawa Region 12:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Christmas Eve Tuesday, December 248:00 am - 5:00 pmNo Deliveries
Christmas Day Wednesday, December 25ClosedNo Deliveries
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Is Walmart open on July 4th, 2024 in the USA? ›

Is Walmart open on July 4th, 2024? If your Independence Day plans include going to Walmart, then you're in luck. A spokesperson confirms that Walmart will be open on the Fourth of July with most stores and Neighborhood Markets open from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Why is Independence Day on July 4th? ›

Last Thursday, on July 4th, we celebrated our nation's independence and freedom. It was the 248th anniversary of when the Declaration of Independence was signed, and the United States of America officially became an independent nation, and no longer a colony of England.

Do businesses close on the 4th of July? ›

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

How many holidays do Costco employees get? ›

Holidays. Beyond the company's paid time off and vacation policies for employees, Costco guarantees its staff seven paid holidays off, including the big ones of Thanksgiving, Christmas, Memorial Day, and Labor Day. There's also a floating paid holiday for Martin Luther King Jr.

Who owns Costco? ›

Costco is mainly owned by institutional investors, who own over 70% of shares. The largest shareholders in December 2023 are: The Vanguard Group (9.10%) BlackRock (6.90%)

How often do Costco employees get breaks? ›

For a full-time eight-hour shift, employees will receive two 15 minutes paid breaks; these break times are fixed & specified. In addition, after 4 hours of work, employees can take a 30 minutes lunch break & this is unpaid. For part-time workers, 15 minutes is paid to break every two hours.

What is a roadshow at Costco? ›

Costco Road Shows

Whether your product is already sold in Costco, or you want the opportunity to get a coveted rotation, a Road Show is an invaluable sales and marketing opportunity to reach, sample, and sell to 16,000 to 20,000 people each weekend, at each warehouse.

Is 5th July a public holiday in USA? ›

Independence Day is a federal holiday. If July 4 is a Saturday, it is observed on Friday, July 3. If July 4 is a Sunday, it is observed on Monday, July 5. Government offices and schools are closed.

Is Target open on July 4th, MN? ›

What's open on July 4? Most big box retailers, including Minnesota-based Target, will be open. Many chain restaurants will also remain open, though hours may vary by location.

Does Walmart have 4th of July off? ›

Walmart stores will generally be open 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. on the Fourth of July. It is best to reach out to the local Walmart or check the store directory.

Is it better to say Independence Day or 4th of July? ›

Independence Day, known colloquially as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States which commemorates the ratification of the Declaration of Independence by the Second Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, establishing the United States of America.

Why is July 4 1776 still significant today? ›

The Declaration of Independence was adopted on July 4, 1776. Most of the delegates to the Second Continental Congress signed the document on August 2, 1776.

Why don t we celebrate Independence Day on July 2? ›

While the vote was passed on July 2nd, the formal paperwork (that little document known as the Declaration of Independence) required a few revisions. It wasn't until July 4th, 1776, that the amendments were solidified, and the document was complete.

Is Costco President's Day? ›

Is Costco open on Presidents Day? Costco shuts its doors on seven major holidays, including Thanksgiving and Christmas. But the warehouse retailer is open on Presidents Day, as the February 19 holiday isn't one of the seven Costco observes.

When did Costco Open USA? ›

Costco opens

Jim Sinegal and Jeffrey H. Brotman opened the first Costco warehouse in Seattle on September 15, 1983.

What with the 4th of July? ›

Independence Day, known colloquially as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States which commemorates the ratification of the Declaration of Independence by the Second Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, establishing the United States of America.

What day is July 4th? ›

Independence Day is celebrated on July 4 and is often known as the Fourth of July. It is the anniversary of the publication of the Declaration of Independence from Great Britain in 1776. Independence Day is a patriotic holiday celebrated by Americans worldwide.

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