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Evansville is located in Vanderburgh County and is the county seat. It lies east of Mount Vernon along highways 66 and 62, on the banks of the Ohio River.

Founded in 1816, Evansville became a trade center because of the many steamboats that traveled the river after 1817. It received its charter in 1847.

Today, Evansville is home to a significant number of plastics-related firms, earning it the nickname, "Plastics Valley." Other companies are involved in pharmaceutical, aluminum sheet, food products, and home appliance production. The population estimate for 1998 was 122,779. Evansville is home to The University of Evansville and the University of Southern Indiana campuses.

Places to visit are the Angel Mounds State Historic Park, one of the best preserved prehistoric Native American sites in the United States; and the Evansville Museum, which offers more than 30 exhibits, artwork from the 16th century onward and an early 1900s Main Street.

Evansville is part of the Evansville-Henderson, Indiana-Kentucky metro area.

Quality Hotel & Suites |
Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries Jungle Restaurant | Old Mill Restaurant | Yen Ching Chinese Restaurant |
Golf Walther's Golf 'N' Fun Center | Healthsouth Tri-State Rehab Hospital |
Shopping Eastland Mall |
Sports and Sporting Events Crab Orchard Hunting Club |
Transportation Skylane Airport |
Wildlife Viewing Village East Animal Hospital |

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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.
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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.
Stucky Music Festival Park City KY May17-18 It is a hard economic time and Stucky Musical Festival would like to remain a low cost event that gives both musicians and local companies a place to promote themselves, as well as sell their merchandise. Proceeds will go to growing this festival so that it can continue on and to a local charity that helps children have opportunity to participate in music and art.
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.
Kentucky Reggae Festival Louisville KY May25-27 Since 1991 the Kentucky Reggae Festival has been the predominant event in the Louisville area during Memorial Day Weekend. The flavor of the islands is captured and brought right to Louisville through reggae music, ethnic foods, and the caribbean market.