Expanded Maxwell Street Days event returns

Now a four-day event, Maxwell Street Days will return to State Street beginning July 15, according to a statement from Madison Downtown Business Improvement District. The outdoor clothing, jewelry, books, and artwork marketplace event was not held in 2020 due to the pandemic. The expanding event aims to help retailers who over the past 15 months have been hampered by COVID-19, protests, and looting. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. To take part in the annual event, some downtown businesses not located on State Street will take over spaces in front of vacant storefronts.