Is Trader Joe’s Open on Labor Day?

published Sep 1, 2022
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Now that we’ve entered September, you may be celebrating the unofficial end of summer with a Labor Day get-together. Whether you’re cooking for a crowd or hosting a few friends, there’s no better place to grab your goods for a backyard BBQ than Trader Joe’s. 

With everything from flowers to freezer items, Trader Joe’s has earned their loyal following by offering up affordable and innovative products that include both specialty items and grocery basics. Paired with a welcoming in-store experience — including friendly employees in their trademark Hawaiian shirts — TJ’s aisles are flowing with fan favorites. And some of these, such as their brioche burger buns, are must-haves for your Labor Day gathering.

If you’re needing to make a last-minute grocery run before you fire up the grill, look no further. Trader Joe’s will be open on Labor Day during their regular hours of 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Committed to their consistent schedule, Trader Joe’s is only closed on New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

To the excitement of many, Trader Joe’s has already ushered in fall. Their annual Pumpkin Palooza is in full-swing, and their stores abound with autumnal favorites. As you fill your cart with last-minute summertime staples, don’t forget to stock up on some pumpkin ravioli and apple cider donuts, for good measure.