ATTENDING THE HIAWATHA TRADITIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL WITH A SPECIAL NEEDS FAMILY MEMBER

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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!

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FESTIVAL WRISTBANDS, CAMPING, AND PARKING PERMITS FOR SPECIAL NEEDS FAMILIES

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