There’s few better times of the year than Fourth of July in Champaign-Urbana. If you are looking for information on Fourth of July celebrations or other things to do on with your family, check out our Fourth of July activity guide, our Fourth of July fireworks guide, and our events calendar.
What else do you need to know about the Fourth of July in Champaign-Urbana? The Fourth of July is a federal and state holiday, as well as state and university, meaning that it is one of those rare days where all government entities close in Champaign-Urbana.
Yes, some stuff is OPEN. Which is especially convenient when you need more chips for the BBQ or sunscreen for the parade.
This year the Fourth of July is on a Thursday; although it seems like everyone should just take July 5 off as a holiday too, it’s not. FYI. (DARN IT!)
Here’s what we know to be open:
Grocery stores, most major big box stores, many national retailers and chain restaurants/fast food. Some grocery stores may have altered hours. For instance, local Aldi stores are open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Market Place Mall is open as is Outlets at Tuscola, although hours are limited. Call ahead when in doubt.
Swimming pools: Yep, all of the outdoor ones. Some may have special events or hours, check out the fun at Sholem Aquatic Center and Crystal Lake Aquatic Center.
We’ve listed what we know to be CLOSED:
Government offices: Federal, state, county and city administrative offices closed.
Postal service: All post offices will be closed. No mail will be delivered.
Courts: Federal, state and county closed.
Banks: Most, if not all, closed.
Libraries: All are closed.
Transit: No CUMTD bus service. Amtrak operates as usual.
University of Illinois: “Closed.” (Well as closed as it gets.)
Parking: As a city and University of Illinois holiday, metered parking in Champaign and Urbana is free on July 4; the parking decks in downtown Champaign and Urbana are also free. Beware that parking might be restricted on parade routes or due to fireworks.
Museums: All are closed on Tuesday, July 4.