Past Events


“Thank You, Dad” – Father’s Day at Midway

Friday, June 14th – Sunday, June 16th
Midway Partnership is celebrating Father’s Day at Midway by honoring Dads traveling through the airport. The weekend event included a live blue grass band performance and complementary beer tastings from Goose Island, in the Central Market on Friday, June 14th from 11 AM – 2 PM. Featured food and beverage pairings were available at participating full-service restaurants throughout the weekend.

MAy 2019

“Share the Love” – Mother’s Day at Midway

Midway Partnership is celebrated Mother’s Day by sharing the love directly with Moms and their loved ones traveling through the airport. This event included a live violin performance featuring the CoverGirls in the Central Market on Friday, May 10th from 11 AM – 2 PM.In addition, Sweet Inductance locations sampled sweet treats for mom and our participating restaurants offered chocolate covered strawberries, cheesecake shooters and featured food and beverage pairings all weekend long.

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Cinco de Mayo

Midway partnered with DeCOLORES to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with festive food samples and an agua frescas tasting from its spirits partner, Wansas Tequila.

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april 2019

Make EVERY DAY Earth Day

Midway celebrated Earth Day by showcasing our year-round commitment to being environmentally conscious within the restaurants and retail offerings at Midway Airport.

Hello Sunshine! Come Play at Midway

Midway Partnership welcomed Spring with a big HELLO and a fun filled event. Hello Sunshine was filled with fun, games and activities to enhance the passenger experience while eating, shopping and traveling through MDW.

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March 2019

“Lucky Day at Midway” – St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

It’s a Lucky Day at Midway is the event to kick off the St. Patrick’s Day weekend and enhance the passenger experience while traveling through MDW. Event features include Guinness activation of purchase beer foam photos, corned beef and cabbage and Guinness food pairing, Tiny Suitcase Concert with a Celtic Irish band in the Central Market and green beer on tap at select locations.

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February 2019

“Love is in the Air” – MDW Valentine’s Day

Love in the Air is the second annual event at Midway to celebrate Valentine’s and enhance the passenger experience while traveling through MDW with offerings for gift ideas, Valentine sweets, Valentine Bear mascot for selfies, and music in the Central Market. 

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January 2019

Airport Restaurant Week

Midway celebrated Restaurant week with it very own Airport Restaurant Week!. Passengers enjoyed various demonstrations and MDW’s kitchen exhibition in Central Market.

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December 2018

Happy Holidays

MDW celebrated the holiday with pop-up retail with holiday gift giving ideas for the whole family.  In addition, Midway hosted a Tiny Suitcase holiday performance with Parkwest Strings Quartet to welcome holiday cheer.

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october 2018

Tricks. Treats. Travel. – Halloween Celebration

Midway scared up some fun for Halloween with a spooky photo booth, face painting, large floor games and of course,  trick-or-treating! DJ (Batman) also spinned ghoulish jams for a fun monster mash and MDW hosted it’s  2nd annual Pumpkin Palooza employee contest for employee/passenger voting.

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September 2018

Fest Fall Fun Festival

MDW kicked of Fall with cooking demos with ideas for tailgate parties and healthy back-to-school meals, along with tastings of some of our favorite autumn craft beer and ciders.

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August 2018

Midway Summer in the City Signature Event

Summer Lit Fest

Chicago is known for its festivals, and at Midway we are kicking off our own Summer Literature Festival featuring Chicago authors and their books in our Summer Lit Fest pop up shop and reading nook, and throughout the retail locations including the Hudson Booksellers, The Stacks, Chicago News and Windy City News. Along with the star power of our very own Chicago authors we will also be joined by the Chicago Public Library and Hudsy the Dog who will be sharing his very own scavenger hunt activity for our summer readers.

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Midway Summer in the City Signature Event

Tiny Suitcase Concert Series 2018

Every Friday in August and September
11:00am – 2:00pm

We are bringing Chicago music and the artists that make it great into the airport to play in our Central Market in our Tiny Suitcase Concert Series throughout the year. In conjunction with the many music festivals in Chi-Town the concert series will offer a platform for artists to share their music with the passengers as they visit Chicago or return back home.

Friday, August 3 – Spanish Guitar w/Diego Alonso Duet
Friday, August 10
– Sunnyside Up – Bluegrass
Friday, August 17 – Ethan Butler – Pop Singer/Songwriter Guitarist
Friday, August 24 – Jess Godwin – Pop Singer/Songwriter- Piano/Looping
Friday, September 7 – Park West Strings – String Quartet to play contemporary ballads
Friday, September 14 – Spanish Guitar w/Diego Alonso Duet