What’s open and closed on Fourth of July and July 5? Plus, holiday sales online

CLEVELAND, Ohio — With the COVID-19 pandemic waning this summer, the Fourth of July could be the source of relief everyone needs from these mostly isolated 18 months. The holiday celebrates the country’s anniversary for the final draft of the Declaration of Independence, which actually wasn’t signed until August. Check […]

CLEVELAND, Ohio — With the COVID-19 pandemic waning this summer, the Fourth of July could be the source of relief everyone needs from these mostly isolated 18 months.

The holiday celebrates the country’s anniversary for the final draft of the Declaration of Independence, which actually wasn’t signed until August. Check out some more cool facts about the Fourth here.

The barbecues, the fireworks, the summer fun — all of it offers a chance for people to kick back and relax with one another again. The weather should be good too, with sunny skies in the forecast and a high around 84 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

The national holiday falls on a Sunday this year for the first time since 2010. Some government offices and locations will observe the holiday Monday, making for a long weekend from work for others.

If you’re itching to see some fireworks this weekend, here’s some places that will have them. Cities such as Bay Village and Chagrin Falls will have their summer festivals and celebrations, so there’s plenty to enjoy over the weekend.

Here’s what’s open and closed on Independence Day and Monday.

And check out holiday sales from online retailers below.

Federal offices: Closed

County offices: Closed

State offices: Closed

Post offices: Closed

RTA: Sunday/Holiday Service

Schools: Closed. Colleges and universities such as Case Western Reserve University are generally closed.

Libraries: Cuyahoga County Public Library and all its branches are closed, as well as Heights Libraries, Cleveland Public Library and Lakewood Public Library’s main branch and Madison branch will not be open. Check with other area libraries for their holiday hours.

Stores, restaurants, gyms, etc.: Giant Eagle will be open with normal hours. Marc’s will be open with regular hours. All Dave’s will be open Sunday until 8 p.m. Heinen’s will be closed Sunday. Costco will be closed Sunday. All gyms under the YMCA of Greater Cleveland, except for the West Shore and Garrettsville branches, will be open. The West Shore and Garrettsville branches are always closed Sunday. Check to make sure for hours with other businesses.

Trash service and city hall operations: Cities have varying trash pickup services, so make sure to contact your local city hall to see when trash pickup service will happen. Cleveland’s trash pickup will be delayed one day, and it will happen Tuesday through next Saturday. City Hall will be closed.

Federal offices: Closed

County offices: Closed

State offices: Closed

Post offices: The USPS will observe the holiday on Monday and will be closed.

RTA: The main office will be closed, and there will be Sunday/Holiday service.

Schools: Closed

Libraries: Cuyahoga County Public Library and its branches will have normal hours. Heights Libraries and its branches will not be open. Cleveland Public Library’s branches will be closed. Lakewood Public Library’s main branch and Madison branch will be open with normal hours. Check with other area libraries to see their hours for the observed holiday.

Stores, restaurants, gyms, etc.: Giant Eagle will also have normal hours on Monday. Marc’s will be open with regular hours. Dave’s will have regular hours for Monday. Heinen’s will have regular hours Monday. Costco will be open Monday with normal hours. All gyms under the YMCA of Greater Cleveland will be open with regular hours. Check to make sure for hours with other businesses.

Trash service and city hall operations: City Hall offices will be closed for the City of Cleveland, and they will be open Tuesday. Waste collection will occur Tuesday through next Saturday for Cleveland. Check with your local city hall to make sure when trash pickup will be.

Fourth of July weekend is a great time to do some online shopping for deals at the midpoint of summer. Here’s a roundup of the best sales happening during the long weekend.

Amazon: Yes, Prime Day is over but Amazon is offering select apparel at up to 60% off.

Asics: 20% off with code SUMMER through July 11.

Bed, Bath and Beyond: Up to 50% off through July 5.

Bloomingdale’s: Take an extra 50% off clearance items labeled “Extra 50% off clearance: Discount applied in bag” through July 5. The department store also has discounted a large selection of merchandise 30-50% off.

Brooklinen: 15% off through July 7.

Buffy: $50 off orders of $300+ with code SALEAWAY through July 5.

Casper: Big holiday deals with up to 30% off mattress bundles, plus 15% off mattresses, pillows and sheets and 10% off everything else.

Chewy: Lots of pet accessories and sales in its Fourth of July Shop.

Coach Outlet: Offering an extra 15% off (use code STARS15) plus free shipping on all orders.

J Crew: Up to 70% off with code BESTSALE through July 5.

Macy’s: The department store’s “July 4th Sale” features savings up to 60% for home goods, apparel, jewelry and more. Get an extra 20% off by using the promo code “FOURTH” at checkout through July 5.

Nordstrom: The posh department store is touting thousands of new markdowns, including items 60% off.

Sephora: Get 50% off select items through July 5.

Soko Glam: Get 20% off with code SOKOSUMMER through July 7.

Tempur-Pedic: You can get $500 off the Tempur-Breeze mattress through July 12.

Tuft + Paw: 15% off bestsellers with code BEST15 through July 4.

Walmart: The big-box giant has deals in every category imaginable in its “Save Big for July 4th” sales. Plus, mattresses.

Wayfair: Its “4th of July Clearance” specials run through July 5 and spotlighted are items up to 60% off. Be sure to check out the mattress specials.

Melinda Krah

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