What stores are open on Memorial Day 2021? Everything you need to know

Don't get caught out this Memorial Day weekend

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Memorial Day 2021 is almost upon us, a day where we pay tribute to men and women of the US military who paid the ultimate sacrifice fighting for our country. 

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The national holiday also marks the unofficial start to the summer, with many enjoying the extra day off work with family get-togethers, BBQs and pool parties.

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When is Memorial Day?

Memorial Day takes place on the last Monday of May every year. This year, it falls on Monday, 31st May. 

Traditionally, people visit cemeteries to pay their respects, and there's a 3pm national moment of remembrance.

If you're hosting friends and family, or hoping to take advantage of Memorial Day sales you may need to take a trip to the store. Here's what you need to know about which stores are open, so you can avoid a wasted journey.

Is Lowe's open on Memorial Day?

Lowe's is open, but it's worth checking with your local store beforehand. Some Lowe's storeswill be offering contactless curbside pickup. 

The Lowe's Memorial Day sale goes on until June 2nd, where you can find deals on various appliances and homeware.

Is Target open on Memorial day?

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Target will be open as normal on Memorial Day 2021, so if you need to pick up some supplies, the store will be running to its normal schedule.

Is Home Depot open on Memorial Day?

Home Depot will be open this Memorial Day, but it's worth checking the opening hours of your local store beforehand, as these can vary. To be absolutely sure, you might need to call.

Is Costco open on Memorial Day?

Unfortunately, Costco will be closed this Memorial Day.

Is TJ Maxx open on Memorial Day?

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Most TJ Maxx stores will be open for their regular hours - to be on the safe side, check on their website before heading out.

Is Aldi open on Memorial Day?


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This Memorial Day, most Aldi stores will be open, but will be running limited hours.

Is Walmart open on Memorial Day?

While some stores have different hours or close completely for the federal holiday, Walmart will be open. So if you forgot something for your family BBQ, it's business as usual at Walmart, which is open 6am til 11pm.

To be absolutely sure, call your local store to avoid wasting any of your extra day off.

Is Bed Bath & Beyond open on Memorial Day?

Some Bed Bath & Beyond stores will be offering contactless curbside pickup.

Millie joined Real Homes in early 2021 as a homes news writer. When she isn't writing about trends, makeovers and houseplant care, she spends her free time making tweaks to her rented flat in North London. Her next project is a very basic armchair reupholstering job to help create a cosy reading nook in her living room. She loves browsing antique centres, tending to her small front garden, and is never without some fresh flowers at home.