Maxwell Street Days
State Street's Summer Sidewalk Sale
Always the 3rd weekend in July.
State Street, Madison, WI
Rain or Shine
2022 Event Information
Thursday, July 14 - 9am-6pm
Friday, July 15 - 9am-6pm
Saturday, July 16 - 9am-6pm
Sunday, July 17 - 10am-5pm
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 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.
“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.
As of 7/14/22
- Thursday Night: Live & Local , 5-7pm, Lisa Link Peace Park
Local artists perform in this beautiful downtown public space located along State Street - the city's best shopping and dining area. Grab dinner from a nearby restaurant or enjoy your favorite ice cream cone. This event is kid-friendly. Featuring a performance by The Hmong Institute's Heritage Club!
- Friday Night:
- Sunday: Join us at the Top of State Street (by Teddywedgers and Ian's Pizza) for FREE family fun! Featuring craft activities, a visit from the Wisconsin Science Festival's mascot Beesly, AND a hands on science activity!
- FREE Children's Music Performances next to Ian's Pizza
- 11am: Junko “Junebug” Yamauchi
- 12pm: David “King of Children's Music” Landau
2022 Maxwell Street Days Vendors
As of 7/11/22
Best Western Premier Park Hotel
Cask & Ale
CEO's of Tomorrow - imPACTful Creations
Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream
Dubai Mediterranean Restaurant and Bar
Fair Trade Coffee House
Four Star Video Rental
Freedom Skate Shop
Hawk's Bar & Grill
Ian's Pizza on State
Jewelers on State Street
Knuckleheads CBD and Vapes
Luchador Tequila and Taco Bar
Mackesey's Irish Pub
Madame Chu Delicacies
Madison Bicycle Center
Madison Modern Market
Michelangelo's Coffee House
Naf Naf Grill
Overture Center for the Arts
Princess of India Imports
Rocket Repair - Madison Vintage Popup
Short Stack Eatery
The Soap Opera
Sookie's Veggie Burgers
Soul, Love + Light
Tutto Pasta State Street
Underground Printing / Sconnie Nation Store
University Book Store
Whiskey Jack's Saloon
Wisconsin Veterans Museum
Maxwell Street Days Vendor & Activity Map
About Maxwell Street Days
For more than 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.
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.