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
If you like, you can pre-purchase with early registration. We cater a delicious boxed lunch from Panera Bread. Choices include:
- Mediterranean Veggie (w/ Feta, Hummus, on tomato basil)
- Mediterranean Vegan (w/ Hummus, on tomato basil)
- Bacon Turkey Bravo (w/ Smoked Gouda, on tomato basil)
- Steak and Arugula (w/ tomatoes, garlic and herb cream cheese, on sourdough)
- Almond Chicken Salad (w/ celery, grapes, on sesame semolina)
Lunches include an apple, pickle, cookie (or fruit for vegans), and a beverage. Lunches arrive at 11:45 AM.
There won't be any food vendors at Freethought Day... though there are places to eat that will be open on Sunday, including:
Pizza Rock (916-737-5777, 10:30 AM - 10 PM)
Pizza, salad, drinks, bar
Strings Urban Kitchen (916-444-6500, 10:30
AM - 8 PM)
Appetizers, soup, pasta, salads, seafood, pizza
Ambrosia Cafe (916-929-3068, 8 AM - 3 PM)
Cornflower Creamery (916-970-5411, 12 PM - 5 PM)
Sandwiches, paninis, salads, beverages, coffees, ice cream (+vegan options)
Cafe Bernardo (916-446-9800, 9 AM - 4 PM)
Breakfast, sandwiches, burgers, salads, appetizers, cocktails
KBAR (916-475-1673, 10 AM - 10 PM)
Sports bar, appetizers, beer, wine, cocktails
Rite-Aid (916-444-0690, 8 AM - 5 PM)
Drinks, snacks, pharmacy
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 Capitol area -- and there is a large paid parking structure less than a block north of the Capitol (corner of 10th and L Street). Be sure to check all street signs!
A shortened version of our policies will be in the event program.