State Street's Summer Sidewalk Sale
Summer Sidewalk Sale
, Madison, Wis.
Always the 3rd weekend in July.
More than 40 years of great bargains on clothing, jewelry, gifts, artwork, sporting goods, books and more, plus fabulous food from State Street and Capitol Square shops and restaurants.
July 14-16, 2017.
About Maxwell Street Days
Click here for a list of participating retailers and restaurants from 2016.
Thanks for a great 2016 Maxwell Street Days!
For 40 years, Maxwell Street Days has provided bargains, culinary delights and music for more than 30,000 annual attendees. This annual Summer Sidewalk Sale on State Street in downtown Madison, Wis., takes place the 3rd weekend in July. 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 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 or the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Monona Terrace and Convention Center.
Maxwell Street Days is organized by the Greater State Street Business Association (GSSBA), with support from Madison's Central Business Improvement District (BID).
2016 GSSBA Membership Application
Only Greater State Street Business Association (GSSBA) membership is open to all businesses and property owners located on State Street, the Capitol Square, and one block off in either of these two areas. Businesses must be inline, storefront businesses to be GSSBA members and to participate in Maxwell Street Days. GSSBA contact information is on the membership application.