What's open and closed on the Fourth of July

With the Fourth of July falling on a Monday this year, many will get to enjoy a three-day weekend to celebrate our nation’s independence.

Of course, as with most federal holidays, that means some changes in operating hours in everything from public resources like libraries and community pools, to mass transit, and even local businesses.

Can’t keep up with all the changes for the holiday? We’ve got you covered.


What’s open?

— Lowery C. “Pop” Mounger Pool (2535 32nd Ave. W.). Public swim from 1 to 2:25 p.m. and 3 to 4:25 p.m., lap swim from noon to 1 p.m. and 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., and family swim from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

— East Queen Anne Wading Pool (1912 Warren Ave. N.) Open 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.


What’s closed?

­— All branches of the Seattle Public Library. Both the Queen Anne (400 W. Garfield St.) and Magnolia (2801 34th Ave. W.) branches are typically open 1 to 8 p.m. on Mondays.

— All community centers. The Queen Anne Community Center (1901 1st Ave. W.) is usually open 1 to 9 p.m. on Mondays, while the Magnolia Community Center (2550 34th Ave. W.) typically has operating hours of 2 to 8 p.m.

— Queen Anne Pool (1920 1st Ave. W.)

— Nearly all banks and credit unions

— All United States post offices. There will also be no mail delivery on Monday.


What’s different?

­— King County Metro will run on a Sunday schedule, meaning no service from between Magnolia and Downtown Seattle via the Route 19, or to the University District via the Route 31. There will also be fewer trips on the Route 24 (Magnolia to Downtown). In Queen Anne, there will be no trips on the Route 29 (Ballard-SPU-Queen Anne-Downtown), and fewer trips than a typical Monday between Queen Anne and Downtown Seattle via Routes 2, 3, 4, and 13.

— Some supermarkets will operate on special hours. Trader Joe’s (1916 Queen Anne Ave. N.) will close at 5 p.m.

— July 4 is one of nine Free Parking Days in the City of Seattle in 2016.


What’s the same?

— Food and yard waste, garbage, and recycling collections will be on a normal schedule. Seattle Public Utilities asks customers to place their containers out for pickup by 7 a.m.

— Most supermarkets, including Metropolitan Market locations in Queen Anne (100 Mercer St.) and Magnolia (3830 34th Ave. W.) will operate on regular hours.


What’s happening?

11 a.m. — Naturalization Ceremony at Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center. More than 500 candidates from 80 countries are sworn in as the newest citizens of the United States. Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman, Congressman Jim McDermott, and Senator Maria Cantwell are all scheduled to speak. Visit www.seattlecenter.org/naturalization for more details.

All day — Seafair Summer Fourth at Gasworks Park. Admission is free for this annual event, a full day of live music and entertainment along with games and activities for kids of all ages. The main event — the 20-minute fireworks show — begins at 10:20 p.m. Don’t want to fight the crowds? Several Queen Anne parks, including MacLean Park (1922 Taylor Ave. N.) and Trolley Hill Park (1800 Taylor Ave. N.) provide views of Lake Union, and a chance to see the show without the hustle and bustle of Gasworks.



­— The Seattle Police and Fire Departments reminds residents that fireworks are illegal within the city limits, and fireworks offenses are gross misdemeanors punishable by up to one year in jail, and/or a $5,000 fine. To protect the surfaces of synthetic fields, and discourage the use of fireworks, Seattle Parks and Recreations will turn on the lights at West Queen Anne Playfield (150 W. Blaine St.) and the Interbay Athletic Complex (3027 17th Ave. W.) from 8:45 to 11 p.m. on July 4.