Travel the World with Chicago's Cultural Communities

Diversity lives and breathes in Chicago, IL; so, what better way to celebrate the city than to attend one of the many Neighborhoods of the World performances this month? Throughout March, Navy Pier hosts an annual tribute to a few of the international cultures found in Chicago. With traditional dance performances, live music, and cultural cuisine, various ethnic communities will be showcased each week. Located less than 10 miles from Hermosa, you're only a hop, skip, and jump away from one of the most elaborate festivals in the city. 

Don't Miss Neighborhoods of the World in Chicago, IL

Neighborhoods of the World plays out over seven weeks and started last month by celebrating the Chinese New Year, on February 12. Every Sunday, it celebrates another culture until March 26.


  • On Sunday, March 5, Italy will take the spotlight. With delicious Italian cuisine, various crafts, and culturally significant music, you’ll get a true Italian experience.
  • On March 12, Celebrate Lithuania and start the festivities over again, for a new culture. Did you know that Lithuanian is one of the oldest living languages? You can find out facts like this and enjoy many different cultural festivities by attending the event.
  • On March 19, Neighborhoods of the World celebrates Mexico, so you can expect lots of Hispanic music and food to go around.
  • The festival comes to an end on Sunday, March 26, with the final showcase: Celebrate Greece.


 Whether it's celebrating Lithuania or Greece, all events start at 12 p.m. and cost nothing to attend. This festival will allow you to be immersed in these cultures, without ever leaving the state. 

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The Neighborhoods of the World event sparks many people to explore their own family heritage and history. Safeguard Self Storage invites you to break out those old photo albums and to rediscover your family lineage. To store those old photos, documents, and relics, Safeguard Self Storage has climate-controlled storage units that protect sensitive items. From your great-grandmother's antiques to old, black and white portraits, our storage units keep those priceless items separate from the clutter in your attic, basement, or closets.

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