July Fourth, also known as Independence Day, falls this year on a Sunday, which means government and business offices will observe it Monday, July 5.
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That means many offices and services, government or otherwise, will be closed or have different hours.
Keep in mind that many traditional Fourth of July gatherings, parades, fireworks and festivals have been curtailed or canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Massachusetts state offices: Closed Monday. All holidays falling on Sunday must be observed on Monday, under state law.Local municipal offices: Closed Monday. Trash pickups will be delayed.Federal offices: Closed Monday.Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles: Closed Monday.Massachusetts state courts: Closed Monday.Federal courts: Closed Monday.Massachusetts state parks: Open.Post offices: Closed Monday.
Most bank branches are closed Sunday and Monday. Customers should check with their branch, according to the Massachusetts Bankers Association.
Big Y: All stores will be open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. Regular hours Monday.Stop & Shop: Open 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday.90 Meat Outlet, Springfield: Closed Sunday.Armata’s Market, Longmeadow: Closed Sunday.Aldi: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.Atkins Farms Country Market in Amherst: Open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday; ice cream window open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.BJ’s: 9 a.m. to 7p.m. Sunday.Costco: Closed Sunday.CVS: Open Sunday but hours vary.Pride Stores: Open 24 hours Sunday.Kohls: Open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.Randall’s Farm, Ludlow: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Beer and wine sales noon to 6 p.m.; creamery open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.Target: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday.Trader Joe’s: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.Walgreens: Store open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; pharmacy closed Sunday.Walmart: Open regular hours Sunday; pharmacies open 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.Whole Foods: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.
Malls around Massachusetts will adjust their schedules on Sunday, returning to a normal schedule Monday.
Holyoke Mall: Open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Store and restaurant hours may vary.Hampshire Mall: Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Times vary for some stores and restaurants.
Saturday, July 3: Buses will run on a Sunday schedule. Commuter rail and ferry will run on a weekend schedule. There will be additional subway service.Sunday, July 4: Subway, bus and the RIDE will run on a Sunday schedule. Commuter rail and ferry will run on a weekend schedule.Monday, July 5: Subway and commuter rail will run on a Saturday schedule. Bus and the RIDE will run on a Sunday schedule. Ferry will run on a weekday schedule.
Highways: The Massachusetts Department of Transportation will pause construction from 5 a.m. Friday until the normal start of business on Tuesday, July 6.
CapeFlyer: The service will provide additional trains and will run on a weekend schedule on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. See details here.
CTrail: Trains on the Hartford Line from Springfield to Hartford and New Haven, Connecticut, will operate on a Saturday schedule on Sunday, July 4. A Sunday schedule will be in effect on Monday, July 5. More information is available here.
Pioneer Valley Transit Authority (PVTA): Sunday service will be available on many routes; others will be closed. See schedule here. PVTA Customer Service Centers at Union Station and the Holyoke Transit Center will be closed on Monday, July 5. Springfield-area routes will operate on weekday service.
Franklin Regional Transit Authority (FRTA): No service Sunday. Reduced service on Monday, and the office and John W. Olver Transportation center will be closed.
Worcester Regional Transit Authority (WRTA): No service Sunday. Service returns on a regular schedule Monday.
Peter Pan Bus Lines: Peter Pan warns that July 4 is a busy holiday travel day. Some schedule changes are in effect. Details are available here.
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