Steeped in a rich tradition of ethnic diversity, Albany Park is a northwest side bastion of unique grocery stores, restaurants and shopping, all nestled within a multicultural community. Residents from Korean, Mexican, Middle Eastern and former Yugoslavian descent bring their influences to one of Chicago's liveliest neighborhoods. In fact, Albany Park holds one of the highest ratios of foreign-born residents in the city, which is reflected in the local fare and youth theater projects. Area teenagers and young adults band together to form a multicultural, ensemble group that embraces today's issues and shares the stories of modern-day immigrants and working-class Chicagoans. Enjoy the international tastes of this diverse neighborhood year round, but when August arrives, get ready to join the fun at the annual Albany Park Summer Fest.