30 Stores Open on Memorial Day in 2022 (and 4 That Will Be Closed)

Unlike many other holidays, there are many stores open for Memorial Day, including most retail stores, grocery chains, and gas stations.

Are stores open for Memorial Day? This year, Memorial Day falls on Monday, May 30, and many people will choose to spend the day at barbecues, taking Memorial Day getaways, honoring service members, or enjoying some of these other Memorial Day activities. But it’s also not as much of a large, family-focused holiday as Thanksgiving, the Fourth of July, Hanukkah, or Christmas—so you might wonder if stores are open and if you can spend part of the day shopping.

While Memorial Day is in fact a federal holiday, and places like banks and post offices will be closed, many everyday retailers and restaurants will not. You may want to pop over to a store to pick up some last-minute Memorial Day decorations, or you may plan to take advantage of Memorial Day sales—in fact, if you’ve been wanting to replace a big-ticket home item, check out these Memorial Day furniture sales. Just be sure to call your local store ahead to double-check that they’re open, as some retailers vary by location.

Grocery stores open on Memorial Day

ACME: Stores will be open regular hours, but pharmacy hours may vary.

Cumberland Farms: Most Cumberland Farms locations will be open.

Kmart: Hours vary by location.

Kroger: Most Kroger stores will be open. Call your local store to confirm hours.

Publix: Publix will be open regular hours, but pharmacy hours may vary.

Sam’s Club: Most stores will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call your store to confirm hours.

Stop & Shop: Stores will be open during regular hours.

Trader Joe’s: Hours vary by location.

Vons: Hours vary by location.

Wegmans: Hours vary by location.

Whole Foods: Whole Foods locations will be open, but check your specific location for store hours.

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Gas stations and convenience stores open on Memorial Day

7-Eleven: Most 7-Elevens will be open for their normal 24 hours. Check with your nearby store.

Circle K: Most Circle K locations will be open on Memorial Day, but they may be operating on reduced hours.

Dollar General: Dollar General stores will be open during regular hours.

Dollar Tree: Most Dollar Tree locations will be open on Memorial Day.

Wawa: Most Wawa locations will be open.

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Drugstores open on Memorial Day

CVS: Most CVS locations will be open on Memorial Day. They may have reduced hours, though, particularly pharmacy hours; contact your local store.

Duane Reade: Duane Reade will be open during regular hours.

Rite Aid: Most Rite Aids are open on Memorial Day for regular hours.

Walgreens: Walgreens will also be open during regular hours.

Other retailers open on Memorial Day

Barnes & Noble: Hoping to pick out some new beach reads? Most Barnes & Noble stores will be open for regular hours on Memorial Day.

Home Depot: Head to Home Depot on Memorial Day; it’ll be open for regular hours.

IKEA: IKEA will be open during normal business hours.

Kohl’s: Kohl’s will be open, but hours may vary by location.

Lowe’s: Lowe’s is open on Memorial Day.

Macy’s: Macy’s will be open for regular business hours.

Marshall’s: Head to Marshall’s during regular hours (usually 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Mondays) on Memorial Day.

Target: Target will be open during normal hours.

T.J. Maxx: T.J. Maxx operates on the same hours as Marshall’s, and is also open regular hours on Memorial Day.

Walmart: Walmart will be open during regular business hours, though you should still verify your local store’s hours.

Stores closed on Memorial Day


Government-owned businesses 


US Postal Service

Or maybe you prefer to go to a morning parade, have an afternoon barbecue, and watch one of these Memorial Day movies.

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Meghan Jones is a word nerd who has been writing for RD.com since 2017. You can find her byline on pieces about grammar, fun facts, the meanings of various head-scratching words and phrases, and more. Meghan graduated from Marist College with a Bachelor of Arts in English in 2017; her creative nonfiction piece “Anticipation” was published in the Spring 2017 issue of Angles literary magazine.