Greater State Street Business Association: Maxwell Street Days Summer Sidewalk Sale on State Street, July 20-22, 2012

Great Shopping Bargains & Fabulous Food

MADISON, Wis. (July 16, 2012)—What’s hotter than July in Madison? The bargains at 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. There will be hot bargains plus plenty of places to stop to cool off with air conditioning, ice cream or a cold beverage. 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 or call (608) 512-1342

This annual sidewalk sale and community event showcases Madison’s unique State Street and Capitol Square shopping district. 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. There’s something for everyone – from men’s and women’s clothing and shoes to children’s toys and games; sporting goods and outdoor and fitness gear; cameras, cell phones and accessories; books, gifts and cards; art and artful items for the home; jewelry and accessories; music and dvds; health and beauty items, and more. Plus plenty of great spots to stop for something to eat, drink and people watch. A full list of vendors is here:

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).