Veterans Day is this Friday, November 11, 2022, and you may be wondering what is closed and what is open in Grand Rapids and what services will be running.

Veterans Day is an official United States public holiday observed annually on November 11 to honor those who served in the United States Armed Forces.

Are City of Grand Rapids Closed on Veterans Day?

Yes, most City of Grand Rapids offices will be closed Friday, Nov. 11 for Veterans Day.

City offices will resume normal business hours Monday, Nov. 14.

Many City services can be accessed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year here.

Are Grand Rapids Public Libraries Closed on Veterans Day?

No, all Grand Rapids Public Library locations will be open on Veterans Day.

Will Garbage and Recycling Be Picked up in Grand Rapids on Veterans Day?

City of Grand Rapids refuse, recycling and yard waste curbside collections will take place Nov. 11 as scheduled with no delays.

Also, the City's yard waste drop-off site at 2001 Butterworth St. SW will be open 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 11.

Is There Mail on Veterans Day?

The U.S. Postal Service is closed on Veteran's Day.  Post offices will be closed on Friday, Nov. 11, and the Postal Service will not deliver regular mail or packages.

Is The Secretary of State Closed on Veterans Day?

Michigan Secretary of State offices and the Office of the Great Seal will be closed for  Veterans Day Friday, Nov. 11.

Driver’s licenses, state IDs and license plate tabs can be renewed at self-service stations, many of which are open Friday. You can visit to find a self-service station near you and to access online services.

Are Banks Open on Veterans Day?

Most banks follow the lead of the Federal Reserve and close in observance of Veterans Day.

You can find a list of which banks are closed on Veterans Day here.

Are Kent County Government Offices Closed on Veteran's Day?

Kent County Offices are closed on Veterans Day Nov. 11.

Outdoor Games, Gear, and Equipment You Can Rent for FREE From Grand Rapids Gear Library

Grand Rapid Parks and Recreation recently added skateboards to the Thrive Outside Gear Library. Did you know about all the cool stuff you can rent for free? Just about anything you'd need for a camping trip you'll find in the Gear Library at Roosevelt Park Gym, plus team sports equipment, clothing, picnic supplies, even gear for cold weather activities too! The Gear Library is located at the gym at Roosevelt Park at 739 Van Raalte Dr. SW in Grand Rapids. The library is open on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm. 

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