What’s open in Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky


Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be celebrated on Monday, January 18th of this year.

It is celebrated on the third Monday in January and celebrates the birthday, life and legacy of the civil rights activist.

King was murdered in 1968 at the age of 39. The first federal holiday celebration was in 1986, according to History.com.

In 2021, many of the usual celebrations will be virtual, but that doesn’t change the closings associated with the holiday.

The following are open and closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day:

Government building: All federal, state, county, and local governments are closed for the holidays in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.

US Post: The U.S. Post Office is closed for public holidays. There are no regular postal services or parcel deliveries. All branches are closed.

Buses: Metro and TANK both run on January 18th on regular weekdays.

Banks: Probably not. Most banks are closed, but call and check with your local branch.

Schools: Most schools will be closed.

Parking garages, parking meters and parking spaces: Special vacation rates are charged at Cincinnati City’s municipal garages. Cincinnati city parking meters are not enforced on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Rubbish: Rumpke Waste and Recycling has a regular schedule, except in Cincinnati. Garbage collection will be delayed for a day for residents of Cincinnati.

Check with your local community about possible changes to garbage and recycling plans.

Super Market: to open

Sale: Yes, and many have vacation sales