Madison’s Central BID: Maxwell Street Days summer sidewalk sale on State Street
July 20-22, 2012
Great Shopping Bargains & Fabulous Food
MADISON, Wis. (July 9, 2012)—Madison’s hottest bargains are at the Maxwell Street Days Summer Sidewalk Sale, Friday, July 20 through Sunday, July 22 on State Street in downtown Madison, Wis. Hours are Friday-Saturday 8am to 6pm, and Sunday 10am to 5pm. For a list of participating businesses plus information on where to stay, park, shop, dine, and things to see and do in downtown Madison, see www.maxwellstreetdays.org or call (608) 512-1342
This annual sidewalk sale and community event showcases Madison’s unique State Street and Capitol Square shopping district. More than 100 shops, boutiques, galleries and restaurants—many locally owned—offer terrific bargains on clothing, jewelry, gifts, artwork, food, drink and more in this festive, family-friendly event.
Maxwell Street Days is the perfect centerpiece of a summer weekend getaway to Madison, where you can shop ‘til you drop, and then relax on the shores of Lakes Mendota and Monona, dine at one of more than 80 downtown restaurants, catch a show at the Overture Center for the Arts, or visit the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, the Madison Children’s Museum, or the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Monona Terrace and Convention Center.
For more than 35 years, Maxwell Street Days has provided bargains, culinary delights and music for more than 30,000 annual attendees. Why is there a “Maxwell Street Days” on State Street? Maxwell Street in Chicago, Ill., was home to a famed outdoor market and “urban bazaar” from 1871 to 1994. In 1975, Martin’s, a Madison, Wis., clothing store and tailor shop, founded an outdoor sidewalk sale to showcase the State Street shopping district, starting Madison’s very own “Maxwell Street Days” tradition.
Maxwell Street Days is organized by the Greater State Street Business Association (GSSBA), with support from Madison’s Central Business Improvement District (BID).