Offers great shopping bargains and fabulous food
MADISON, Wis. — The 41st annual Maxwell Street Days Summer Sidewalk Sale will take place on State Street in downtown Madison, Wis., from Friday, July 17 through Sunday, July 19. Hours are Friday through Saturday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information (including where to stay, park, shop, dine, and things to see and do), 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, sporting goods, artwork, food, drink and more in this family-friendly event. 2014 Photo Album.
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 over 40 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).