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California Freethought Day

Sunday, October 16, 2016

California State Capitol Building

Making it a Great Day

What to Bring

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. For $25+, you get reserved seating.

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

This year you can pre-purchase with early registration. It's even included free in some of our sponsorship and fundraising packages! When you register, you'll be asked what your lunch preference is.

Eating Out

There won't be any food vendors at Freethought Day... though there are restaurants all around the Capitol area 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.


Being a Sunday, street parking is generally free in the Captiol area -- and there is a large paid parking structure less than a block north of the Captiol (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 shortened version of our policies will be in the event program.