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Wisconsin Cheese Mart
Shop online or in store for the world's largest selection of Wisconsin Cheeses since 1938. Great for gifts and souvenirs.
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Cars on State Classic Car Show Returning June 3!
The founders and original planners of the Cars on State Classic Car Show are pleased to announce the show will return to State Street in 2023! The 14th Cars on State Classic Car Show is organized by the Greater State Street Business Association (GSSBA) with support from Madison's Central Business Improvement District (BID).
One of Madison's finest downtown summer traditions, the 14th Annual Classic Car Show will be held Saturday, June 3rd. This free show spans six blocks of State Street in Downtown Madison. This family-friendly event offers a perfect day for everyone to come downtown, take a stroll around the Farmers Market on the Square and see a wonderful array of vintage cars. You can talk to the owners, grab a bite to eat, and shop at locally owned downtown businesses. Car enthusiasts can explore the history and unique characteristics of classic cars and trucks. Even non car enthusiasts will enjoy seeing all the classic vehicles from the past.
Madison Night Market
2023 Dates now announced! Vendors showcase handmade products, local art, artisan gifts, prepared foods, and fresh produce. Plus live music, artists, special visiting food carts, and pop-up restaurant experiences.
The Market is presented by Madison's Central Business Improvement District (BID) in partnership with the City of Madison. Partnerships with area arts and cultural organizations ensure this event is a city-wide representation of this community’s talent.
Work with us as our new Executive Director!
Are you ready to enhance the downtown Madison community?
How would you like to implement the mission of the Madison’s Central Business Improvement District and provide leadership within the organization and throughout the greater State Street and Capitol Square areas? Are you ready to promote a strong economy and high quality of life, focusing on economic development, marketing, tourism, and advocacy?
This influential Executive Director nurtures strong relationships together with its Board of Directors, members, the City of Madison, and its partners. You'll support the growth and leadership of the organization and manage its day-to-day operations. Day-to-day operations include marketing the district as a retail, dining, and entertainment destination; producing programs and special events; creating a welcoming environment and representing the district to the community.
Downtown Possibilities eGift Card
This virtual gift card is good at 50+ shopping, dining, and entertainment locations in the State St. and Capitol Square area. Downtown eGifts make great gifts for birthdays, holidays, employee incentives, or any occasion to give!