These 15 Grocery Stores Are Open on the Fourth of July

Check out this list of stores that are open on Independence Day — and one that is not.

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Updated July 18, 2024
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It’s one hour until the Fourth of July cookout, and you just realized you forgot the hot dog buns. It feels like a star-spangled emergency.

Luckily, you can grab one of the best cash back credit cards and head to a major grocery store, as many of them will be open on Independence Day.

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Kroger

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Plan on stopping by Kroger? Stores across the country will be open during their regular business hours.

Those hours vary by location, so check with your local store. But odds are you will be able to make a last-minute Kroger run and hopefully save money on groceries you need for your holiday blowout.

Publix

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All Publix stores will be open during their normal hours on Independence Day. So, residents of eight states can breathe easy knowing that if they have to make a quick grocery run, Publix will be ready for them.

Aldi

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Aldi is celebrating July Fourth by opening for limited hours. These hours will vary by store, so make sure to call the nearest location before heading out to grab hamburgers and chips.

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Whole Foods

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If you prefer a natural spin on your Independence Day cookout, there is no need to worry about where you will find organic popsicles: Whole Foods is open for normal business hours on July Fourth.

Safeway

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Grab everything you need for a watermelon and feta salad at your local Safeway. Locations nationwide are open on the Fourth of July for normal business hours.

Trader Joe's

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Trader Joe’s will open during its normal time on the Fourth of July, but stores across the country will close at 5 p.m., leaving employees plenty of time to catch the fireworks.

Wegmans

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Stop by Wegmans during normal business hours to grab your July Fourth fixings. The chain will open as normal during the holiday.

Albertsons

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You can grab all your grocery needs at Albertsons during normal hours on the Fourth of July. However, you won’t be able to pick up prescription medications, as the pharmacy will be closed.

H-E-B

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Your local H-E-B will open during its usual hours for all your last-minute cookout needs, but plan ahead for the pharmacy: It will only be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Giant Food

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Giant and its pharmacy will be open during normal business hours. So, you can pick up everything you need for a Fourth of July blowout at Giant and grab your prescription while you are at it.

Big Y

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Pop into any Big Y location on July Fourth from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. for your last-minute Independence Day entertaining needs.

BJ's Wholesale Club

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BJ’s Wholesale Club is open during normal business hours on July Fourth, so you will have an option to buy in bulk if you suddenly decide to throw a party at the last minute.

Sam's Club

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Sam’s Club will open for its normal hours on July Fourth, including opening for Plus members at 8 a.m.

Walmart

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Whether you need groceries for the holiday or want a few extra pool floats or camping supplies, Walmart will be open during regular business hours on July Fourth.

Target

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No matter what is on your July Fourth shopping list, Target probably has it. The retailer is open during normal, location-dependent operating hours during the holiday.

Costco

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One of the Costco membership perks is that you can save money by buying in bulk for things like barbecues and parties.

However, you won’t be able to make a last-minute holiday run to this retailer: Costco is giving employees the day off to celebrate America and spend time with their friends and family over sparklers and hot dogs.

Bottom line

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Before you visit any store or restaurant on July Fourth, make sure to call ahead first. Even if the hours posted online indicate an establishment is open, it’s still wise to double-check.

And, if you do decide to head out on the Fourth of July, make sure to get ahead financially by taking advantage of the holiday deals that you will find at big-box stores and grocery stores on summer outdoor gear, barbecue needs, and more.

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Heather Bien

Heather Bien is a writer covering personal finance and budgeting and how those relate to life, travel, entertaining, and more. With bylines that include The Spruce, Apartment Therapy, and mindbodygreen, she's covered everything from tax tips for freelancers to budgeting hacks to how to get the highest ROI out of your home renovations.