This year's 4th of July celebrations will likely look a little different. We may not have the typical fireworks shows that draw big crowds or neighborhood barbecues that we're used to, but the day can still feature a mouthwatering 4th of July menu, boozy 4th of July drinks (along with kid-friendly renditions), and true-to-theme decorations. Of course, the patriotic occasion celebrates our country’s hard-fought independence first and foremost, which is naturally cause for a major birthday celebration in America’s honor. However you decide to commemorate the day, no party in the U.S.A. could be complete without the appropriate essentials.
Regardless of your plans, there’s plenty of food and supplies to stock up on before the holiday rolls around. (Those star-spangled 4th of July desserts won't make themselves!) Whatever holiday fare you’re bringing to the picnic table, you’ve probably mapped out your necessary ingredients and planned your pre-July 4 grocery trip accordingly. If not, no shame—the holidays always tend to sneak up on us anyway. And, unfortunately, no matter how far in advance you’ve prepped, there’s always something that’s bound to slip your mind.
Maybe you happened to misplace the sugar that you swore you put in your shopping cart at the store. Maybe you're somehow in need of blue icing to match your red-and-white-striped cupcakes come July 4. Maybe you even offered to pass out flag-infused party favors to the little ones, but your leftover supply from last year won't cut it. Either way, what's a time-pressed chef or party host to do with such short notice on the holiday itself? One word: Target.
Luckily for you, a Target spokesperson confirmed to CountryLiving.com that the red-and-white bullseye hotspot will be open on the 4th of July. While Target announced reduced store hours and dedicated shopping hours for vulnerable guests in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, stores across the country remain open and ready to fill shopper’s needs. This means that if you have any last-minute Independence Day shopping to do, most stores are open from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. with many offering special shopping hours for seniors and other vulnerable guests. Additionally, stores are monitoring the number of shoppers in the store at any one time, so you might experience a line during peak times. If you'd rather not go inside, many Target locations offer same-day delivery and drive-up services. To find out your exact hours, check out Target’s store hours here.
On the off chance that Target doesn't have what you're looking for, you won't be left in the dust. Plenty of grocery and convenience stores, as well as a handful of restaurants, will be also accessible on July 4 for all your holiday needs. So, now that you can breathe easy knowing you don't need to re-check your grocery list for the millionth time, focus on enjoying a relaxing Independence Day with your nearest and dearest.
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