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.

City of Kirkland is closed.

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

•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 5 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. 

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: Closed

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

Shopping: Supermarket and drug store chains will stay open.

Waste Management Garbage Collection: Regular recycling and garbage service.


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