Presidents Day 2021 Grocery Store Hours, Opening Times for Whole Foods, Walmart, Target

Presidents Day, which is observed on the third Monday of every February, falls on February 15 this year.

As it is a federal holiday, many businesses are closed on Presidents Day. However, some retailers, including grocery stores like Whole Foods, Walmart and Target, are open on the day.

Some stores may also be offering reduced services and have safety protocols amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, such as mask requirements and limitations on customer capacity.

Here we look at 2021 Presidents Day store hours at some grocery chains. For all venues listed below, contact your local branch to confirm exact hours and any COVID-19 restrictions that may be in place before you visit.

Whole Foods

Most branches of the health food chain are open on Presidents Day, but hours may vary depending on the location. Typical daily hours for most branches are from around 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.


Most Walmart venues are open on February 15 but may be running on a limited schedule. Some stores are open 24 hours a day but the exact hours of operation differ by branch.


Most branches of the retailer are open on Presidents Day but hours vary by location and may be on a reduced schedule. Typical daily hours of operation run from around 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. local time.


Costco stores are operating normal services on February 15. The exact hours differ by location but typically range from around 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Costco advises: "Warehouse hours have temporarily changed due to precautions related to Coronavirus." See the Costco website for the latest information.

Sam's Club

Sam's Club venues are operating normal services on Presidents Day. Typical daily hours are from 9 or 10 a.m. to 6 or 8 p.m. local time. Plus club members are allowed entry two hours earlier than regular members from Monday to Friday and an hour earlier on Saturdays. First responders and health workers are allowed early entry from 8 to 10 a.m. on Sunday, according to the Sam's Club website.


Most branches of the Publix supermarket chain are open on February 15 but exact timings vary by location and some venues may be on a reduced schedule. Typical daily hours are from around 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. local time.


Most Albertsons branches are operating on a normal schedule on Presidents Day.

During weekdays "the store hours vary by location. The majority of the stores are open Monday through Friday 6am to midnight, local time," the Albertsons website notes.

"The majority of the stores are open Saturday and Sunday 6am to midnight, local time. Contact your local store for specific hours of operation," the website adds.

Whole Foods California October 2020
Signage at the Whole Foods Market corporate offices in Glendale, California, pictured on October 20, 2020. Most grocery stores. including Whole Foods. are open on Presidents Day. Getty Images