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California Freethought Day combines the fun and atmosphere of a fair with the education and activism of a conference. It's a festival of freethought.
Join us at our free event to celebrate freedom of speech and thought, civic engagement, enthusiasm for science, social justice, and the separation of church and state.
Our event will be outdoors at the California State Capitol Building and livestreamed via Facebook, YouTube, and more.
11 AM - Visit Community Groups
12 PM - Event Starts - See the schedule on our website
5:30 PM - Event Ends
🎤 Speakers, Live Entertainment, and More
Our 21st year features the following speakers, entertainers, podcasters, authors, and more:
- Emery Emery, comedian and producer
- Kevon Cameron, podcast host
- Chalice Blythe, The Satanic Temple
- Nancy Brink, Chaplain and Americans United trustee
- Nadya Dutchin, American Humanist Association
- Thomas Smith, podcast host
- David McAfee, author
- Elbe Spurling, artist and author
- Judy Saint, author
- Alexis Record, author
- Voices of Reason, a cappella choir
- Nancy Gonzalez, poet
- Brad Buchanan, poet
- Sean O'Brien (as Robert Ingersoll)
- Andy Swan (as Uncle Sam)
We're also presenting awards to Eugenie Scott, Rep. Jimmy Gomez (CA-34), and Susan Gerbic and awarding our scholarship winners.
📺 Live Stream
Watch the live stream via Facebook, YouTube, and more. Free registration will ensure you get reminders and links to join us.
🌳 In Person
Join us outdoors at the Capitol and visit with community groups, meet the authors, enjoy a picnic on the grass, and more.
🎟 Free Registration
Registration is free, supported by donations and sponsorships. To officially register, please visit our website:
Your free registration includes a full-color program and a chance to win any of our door prize baskets valued together at $300 when you attend and complete our survey.
You can support California Freethought Day with a donation when you register or by attending the Supporters' Reception on Saturday evening.
🔗 Other Links
- Speaker Lineup and Schedule
- Supporters' Reception
- Support, Sponsor, and Volunteer
- Facebook Event
For updates and more, follow us on all major networks @FreethoughtDay.
It's doubtful your dog is spiritual but not religious. Certainly not any other denominations of any flavor of religion. It is possible they could think you are god-like in their own doggie way. Come to the dog park with the atheists whether you bring your dog or not. We'll watch the happy animals run around and play and we'll get in some good conversation. Wear your bug spray. Bring a drink. Come when you can, leave when you need to. There are no potties for humans. There are little doggie poop bags a plenty.
NOTE: This is a family friendly event. Dogs not required to attend.
Many of the dogs that will come do play on the large dog side of the park. There is a small dog side as well if your pup would prefer. You don't need to bring a dog to come, though. It's the outdoor camaraderie that counts.
This dog park is nice and shady on a hill with a lovely breeze. It is located roughly on the other side of Mount Rubidoux away from Riverside but NOT the dog park right at the base of Mount Rubidoux. We plan to be at the picnic table closest to the large dog entry gate unless it is already occupied. Throw a lawn chair in your trunk if more than about 8 sign up to come, which is all that will fit on the seats of the picnic tables. Plenty room for more if you have a lawn chair. Bring your dog a water bowl and water if you like. There are hoses there and usually a kiddie pool or community water bowl.
Remember that "dog" is "god" spelled backwards for a reason! The people are friendly and so are the dogs. Can't find us? Text Reb at[masked] day of if you need to.
Come meet your old and new friends and experience our interesting downtown Riverside at the newish pub, The Brickwood, a charming place that is also conducive to audible conversation. They serve wine and a million beers and you can bring in food or snacks. Bring cash or a card for your own drinks. We may choose a restaurant instead. Offer suggestions in the comments and I'll make reservations.
We encourage you to bring your friends (even the delusional religious ones cuz we luv them, too), and significant others. Expect to shuffle your seating on cue several times so you get to visit with more folks. Remember to leave a tip since we're taking up a prime spot there offset only by what we order to drink and not everyone drinks at these get togethers.
The Brickwood is in the Mission Inn mall area. Find Simple Simon’s, on the same side as Brickwood across the mall from the Mission and come three doors up towards Mission Inn Avenue and you'll see it. The sign is small, easy to miss. There is street or parking in lots nearby. Google Parkopedia for free spaces before you leave. We’ll be there at 5 pm but come anytime you can. Look for us at the long table. Please be vaccinated ONLY. I've had all three and a flu shot.
Come join the best Ask An Atheist team in SCA with education and outreach as we meet with the greater community and answer questions from the religious about atheism and Humanism and invite unaffiliated fellow skeptics to join in our community. You DO NOT have to answer or debate anyone at all but you will enjoy the community engagement. It's fun to hang out.
Bring your lawn chair if you'd like to sit and bring some water and some cash to find food from one of the other vendors. This market is still very small but growing compared to the Redlands Market Night but Redlands is still on hiatus. Magnolia Center Marketplace is located adjacent to Riverside Place around the post office.