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Banks and post offices will be closed on Wednesday, June 19 in observance of Juneteenth, however major restaurant, grocery and retail store chains will remain open on the holiday.

Companies such as Target, Walmart, Starbucks, and Costco, among many others, will keep their doors open on the federal holiday this year. The stock market, however, will also be closed on Wednesday in observance of the holiday.

Juneteenth, known as American’s Second Independence Day, has been commemorated as a federally-recognized holiday since 2021, providing millions of Americans with a paid day off and the opportunity to commemorate the end of slavery.

The holiday commemorates the day when Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston Bay, Texas in 1865 with 2,000 Union troops to proclaim that more than 250,000 enslaved Black people in the state were free – two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation on Jan. 1, 1863.

Here’s what you need to know about what is open and closed on Juneteenth this year.

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Is Walmart open on Juneteenth? See store hours

Walmart stores will be open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Juneteenth, a company spokesperson told USA TODAY. However it is best to reach out to your local Walmart or check the online store directory before heading to the store.

Is Costco open on Juneteenth?

According to Costco’s website, warehouses will be open on Juneteenth.

Is Target open on Juneteenth?

Yes, Target stores will be open on Wednesday, the company told USA TODAY. Store hours vary by location, so check with your local store regarding its specific holiday hours.

Are banks, post offices, UPS and FedEx open on Juneteenth?

U.S. Postal Service facilities will be closed for retail transactions and there will be no regular residential or business mail deliveries on Wednesday, June 19, the USPS confirmed to USA TODAY in an emailed statement. The agency did say Priority Mail Express is delivered 365 days a year, including Sundays.

UPS and FedEx pickup and delivery services will be available on Juneteenth. UPS Store and FedEx Office locations will also be open on Wednesday, according to the each company’s website.

Branches of Capital One, Bank of AmericaPNCTruistCitibank, and JPMorgan Chase will be closed on Wednesday, the companies confirmed to USA TODAY. Capital One Cafes will remain open.

Are Home Depot, Lowe’s or Ace Hardware open on Juneteenth?

  • Home Depot stores will be open regular hours on Juneteenth, however hours may vary by location, so check with your local store for its specific hours.
  • Lowe’s stores will be open regular hours on Juneteenth, the company confirmed to USA TODAY.
  • Ace Hardware stores are independently owned and operated, so hours vary by location. Customers are encouraged to check with their local stores to confirm business hours on holidays.

Are pharmacies like Walgreens and Rite Aid open on Juneteenth?

  • Walgreens locations will be open regular hours on Juneteenth, the company confirmed to USA TODAY.
  • A majority of Rite Aid locations will be open on Juneteenth, however customers are encouraged to check Rite Aid’s website for holiday store hours.

Restaurants open on Juneteenth 2024

The following restaurants are open on June 19. Hours are displayed for companies that provided them.

  • Starbucks
  • McDonald’s
  • Dunkin’
  • Chick-fil-A
  • Wendy’s
  • Taco Bell
  • KFC
  • Carrabba’s Italian Grill
  • Olive Garden; Open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • IHOP
  • Ruth’s Chris; Open from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Wendy’s
  • Cracker Barrel
  • Golden Corral
  • Hooters
  • Red Lobster
  • Whataburger
  • Marco’s Pizza
  • Longhorn Steakhouse; Open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Grocery stores open on Juneteenth 2024

Here’s which grocery stores are open on June 19. Hours are listed for the companies that provided them.

  • Walmart; Open 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Costco
  • Most stores in the Kroger family of companies (Baker’s, City Market, Dillons, Food 4 Less, Foods Co, Fred Meyer, Fry’s, Gerbes, Jay C Food Store, King Soopers, Kroger, Mariano’s, Metro Market, Pay-Less Super Markets, Pick’n Save, QFC, Ralphs, Ruler, Smith’s Food and Drug).
  • Winn-Dixie
  • Meijer; Open 6 a.m. to midnight
  • Food Lion
  • Publix
  • Whole Foods
  • Trader Joe’s
  • Aldi
  • Harris Teeter
  • Giant Eagle
  • Wegman’s
  • Safeway, Albertsons, Jewel-Osco, ACME, Shaw’s, Vons and Tom Thumb

Retail stores open on Juneteenth 2024

Stores listed below will be open on June 19. Hours are listed for the companies that provided them.

  • Target
  • Kohl’s
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods
  • Bass Pro Shop / Cabela’s
  • REI
  • Burlington
  • TJ Maxx
  • Marshall’s
  • HomeGoods
  • Gap
  • H&M
  • IKEA
  • Macy’s
  • Old Navy
  • Nordstrom
  • Office Depot and OfficeMax
  • Staples
  • PetCo
  • PetSmart
  • Tractor Supply Company
  • Big Lots

Gabe Hauari is a national trending news reporter at USA TODAY. You can follow him on X @GabeHauari or email him at Gdhauari@gannett.com.