Maxwell Street Days

State Street's Summer Sidewalk Sale
Always the 3rd weekend in July.
State Street, Madison, WI
Rain or Shine

Hot Deals During the Hot Days - Maxwell Street Days Summer Sidewalk Sale returns with the biggest and best shopping event of the year! More than 45 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.

“We always enjoy connecting with the community as we showcase our unique offerings at reduced prices for this outdoor annual event. It’s also a great way for us to highlight our historical downtown shopping district.” shared Amy Moore, owner of Little Luxuries.

The community is invited to enjoy deep discounts, expanded outdoor café dining experiences, live music, special activities and much more on State Street. State Street will be closed to all bike and bus traffic. This community event is hosted by the GSSBA.

2024 Event Information

Thursday, July 18, 9am-6pm
Friday, July 19, 9am-6pm
Saturday, July 20, 9am-6pm
Sunday, July 21, 10am-5pm


Headlining Lisa Link Peace Park:
Saturday, July 20, 3pm-5pm
452 State St, Madison, WI 53703

FREE Family Fun in Lisa Link Peace Park
Free balloon animals for kids of all ages
Sunday, July 21, 12-2pm
452 State St, Madison, WI 53703

2024 Maxwell Street Days Participating Businesses

As of 7/15/24

107 State
Art Gecko
B-Side Records
BelAir Cantina
Best Western Premier Park Hotel
Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream
City Bar
Comfort Fuel
Dubai Restaurant and Bar
Fair Trade Coffee House
Fontana Sports Specialties
Forage Kitchen
Four Star Video Rental
Freedom Skate Shop
Goodman's Jewelers
Hawk's Bar and Grill
Himal Chuli
Ian's Pizza
Jewelers on State Street
Little Luxuries
Luchador Tequila and Taco Bar
Mackesey's Irish Pub
Madame Chu
Madison Modern Market
Metric Forrest Studio
Michelangelo's Coffee House
Overture Center for the Arts
Parthenon Gyros
Paul's Book Store
Paul's Club
Princess of India
Rethreads Madison
SEE Eyewear
Short Stack Eatery
Singlestitch Madison
Sunshine Daydream
The Botanist Social
The Flower Shoppe
The Soap Opera
The University Book Store
Tropic Jewel
Whiskey Jacks Saloon
Wisconsin Design Team

Maxwell Street Days Vendor & Activity Map

About Maxwell Street Days

For more than 45 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.

Greater State Street Business Association

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.

Maxwell Street Days Application

You must be a member of the Greater State Street Business Association to participate. Membership is open to all businesses and property owners located on State Street, the Capitol Square and blocks that have frontage on these areas. See more details on the application.

Register Your Downtown Business Here

Maxwell Street Days Sponsor