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California Freethought Day

Sunday, October 13, 2019

California State Capitol Building

Making it a Great Day

The following details are still being updated from our prior year and may be changed.

What to Bring

Unless it's pouring, California Freethought Day is outside on the lawn of the California State Capitol.

You might want to bring a blanket or your favorite lawn chair to enjoy the speakers and entertainment on the grass. Of course, we will have plenty of seating available too.

You should definitely bring cash, checks, and credit cards to support all of the great authors, community organizations, and sponsors that will be at Freethought Day.

You do not need to bring proof of registration as we'll have a list of all registered attendees at our check-in table.

Eating at the Event

Pre-Purchased Box Lunches

If you like, you can pre-purchase with early registration. We cater a delicious boxed lunch from Panera Bread. Choices include:

Lunches include an apple, pickle, cookie (or fruit for vegans), and a beverage. Lunches arrive at 11:45 AM.

Lunches are $18, and included with certain sponsorship and fundraising packages! When you register, you'll be provided an opportunity to purchase lunch.

Eating Out

There won't be any food vendors at Freethought Day, however there are places to eat that will be open on Sunday, including:

Bring Your Own

Attendees are welcome to bring their own food and drinks. Make it a picnic with an ice chest or basket!

However, alcohol and glass bottles are absolutely prohibited.


Sunday street parking is generally free in the Capitol area -- and there is a large parking structure for $5/day just one block north of the Capitol (corner of 10th and L Street). Be sure to check all street signs!

Code of Conduct and Privacy Policies

For the benefit of all, we have crafted a Code of Conduct and Privacy Policy that all attendees, speakers, exhibitors, entertainers, volunteers, and committee members must adhere to. While we don't expect any problems to arise, we want everyone to understand what is and is not permitted.

A copy of our policies will be in the event program, available for free to registered attendees.