Labor Day: What’s Closed, What’s Open

Labor Day is Monday, September 3; here is a list of what’s open and what government offices are closed.

 is closed.

The King County Library System, including the , are closed.

: Closed Monday, classes resume Tuesday, Sept. 4.

King County government: Closed.

King County Metro: Metro Transit service will operate on a Sunday schedule. If a route does not normally run on Sunday, there is no service on Labor Day. Sunday fares will be in effect on Metro bus routes on Labor Day.

One of the big local events coming up this holiday weekend is the Bumbershoot Festival at the Seattle Center. Metro is once again offering special service to the festival on Saturday, Sunday and Monday to and from the Northgate Transit Center with four additional stops along Aurora Avenue. The fare is $2.50 in each direction. Transfers, passes and ORCA cards are not accepted. Kids, ages five and under, ride free. 

In addition to the special shuttles, there are also many regular bus routes that travel to or near the festival. You can use the online Trip Planner at www.kingcounty.gov/tripplanner to find regular bus service to the Seattle Center that works best for you. 

There will also be special shuttles for Saturday's football game at Husky Stadium. Details will be posted on Metro Online later today for that service.

All Metro offices will be closed on Labor Day, including the Customer Information Center phone lines. For more information about transit service, visit Metro Online at www.kingcounty.gov/metro.

King County Transfer Stations: Open.

State of Washington: Closed.

Federal government (including the of the ): Closed

Banks: Many, if not most, will be closed.

Shopping: Supermarket and drug store chains — such as and — will stay open.

Allied Waste/Republic Services Garbage Collection: Regular recycling and garbage service in most Western Washington.

Jerry Gropp Architect AIA September 03, 2012 at 05:26 PM
. A good thing to tell your PatchReaders. I do hope there are more all the time. J-


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