ATTENDING THE HIAWATHA TRADITIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL WITH A SPECIAL NEEDS FAMILY MEMBER
New this year at the Hiawatha Traditional Music Festival is a special area devoted to providing gentle, calming activities and experiences for those who "think differently." The term neurodivergent refers to people who experience their senses in a different way than most, and who may require a safe place for calming, centering, regrouping, and just getting away from the ruckus of the big wide world for a while.
The Turtle Tent will be located on the old ball field at Tourist Park near camping Area D. It has been created specifically to welcome families with a neurodivergent family member to attend the Festival. The Turtle Tent hours will be Saturday, July 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, July 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Turtle Tent will feature unamplified music and movement experiences, a variety of individual activity bins, quiet areas, fidget fun, books, and more! Of course, two giant stuffie turtle mascots will welcome all to this special tent!
FESTIVAL WRISTBANDS, CAMPING, AND PARKING PERMITS FOR SPECIAL NEEDS FAMILIES