Happy Independence Day! Here is a list of what’s open and what's closed.
If you're looking for a way to celebrate the Fourth of July, the Symetra Family Fourth celebration in Bellevue's Downtown Park is the closest big fireworks show.
If you are traveling today, check out the Washington State Department of Transportation web pages to plan your route. You can expect heavy traffic along I-90 Snoqualmie Pass, US 2 Stevens Pass, Interstate 5 near the U.S./Canadian border and I-5 between Olympia and Tacoma.
King County government: Closed.
The King County Library System is closed on July 4.
King County Metro: Holiday schedule. Click here to see how your route is affected.
King County Transfer Stations (AKA King County Solid Waste Division): Open regular hours. The Factoria location at 13800 SE 32nd St. is open from 6:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday.
Shopping Centers: All Mercer Island's supermarkets will maintain their normal hours, but many stores and restaurants keep different holiday hours from the main shopping centers, so check with an individual store for exact hours. is open until 6 p.m. is open from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
: Open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
State of Washington: Closed.
Washington State Ferries: All routes will operate on a holiday schedule.
Federal government (including the U.S. Postal Service): Closed
Banks: Many, if not most, will be closed. Check your local branch.
Garbage and Recycling: Garbage and recycling by Republic Services (formerly called Allied Waste) will be on its regular schedule in Mercer Island.
Sources: From each company and agency