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Carmi is located in southern Illinois in White County (of which it is the county seat) about 45 miles east-southeast of Mt. Vernon along Highway 1/14 on the banks of the Little Wabash River 10 miles from the Indiana state line. The population estimate for July 1, 1998 was 5,627, a decrease of 108 since 1990.

The town's first settlers arrived in 1809 and by 1816 had incorporated. The oldest house still in existence was built in 1814 and is now a museum.

One of the highlights of summer is the 4th of July celebration called "Music, Food & Fun".

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12/04 Coming to The area
Lotus World Music and Arts Festival Bloomington IN May10 The annual Lotus World Music and Arts Festival celebrates the diversity, beauty, and joy of music and arts from cultures around the world.
International Bar-B-Q Festival Owensboro KY May10-11 The Owensboro riverfront becomes a hub of activity when cooking teams gather to compete with their secret recipes for barbecue.
Historic Newburgh Wine, Art and Jazz Festival Newburgh IN May17-18 There will be non stop jazz, wonderful wines, great food, and the opportunity to browse and purchase local art. All of this overlooking the beautiful Ohio River at the Old Lock & Dam Park.
Belleville Art on the Square Belleville IL May17-19
Lower Town Arts and Music Festival Paducah KY May17-19 The Lower Town Arts and Music Festival in Paducah, Kentucky is THE regional Festival for Western Kentucky and the surrounding area. The Festival's mission is to celebrate the cultural richness of this part of the country.
International Horseradish Festival Collinsville IL May31-June2 Admission is always free, parking is always free and musical entertainment is always free at the Horseradish Festival.