The Festival

This is a non-ticketed event with free admission.

The Festival of Hope is a multi-phase initiative spread over several months that includes prayer, training, and many opportunities for evangelism.

The ministry culminates with a three-day festival from March 3 to 5, 2017 at the Rogers Arena. Intended to draw thousands of people to hear the Good News of Jesus Christ, each evening will feature Christian musicians, testimonies, and the Gospel message from Franklin Graham.

Arrival Guide

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Friday March 3

Doors open at 5:30 PM
Event starts at 7:00 PM

Saturday March 4

Doors open at 5:30 PM
Event starts at 7:00 PM

Sunday March 5

Doors open at 4:30 PM
Event starts at 6:00 PM

With Special Appearances By:

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Host: Jasmine Tate

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Comedian Leland Klassen


All Ages (Video Run Time: 01:00)

Promo Video (Video Run Time: 03:02)

Youth Video (Video Run Time: 01:01)

Franklin Graham and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association are bringing the Good News of Jesus Christ to Vancouver! The Festival of Hope is coming to Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC on March 3-5, 2017.

A Message of Hope from Franklin Graham

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Franklin Graham will be sharing a message of hope at the Festival of Hope during March 3 - 5, 2017 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC.

Franklin Graham serves as president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and the international Christian relief and evangelism organization Samaritan’s Purse. He has met privately with five U.S. Presidents as well as world leaders from Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America.

As a speaker and author, Franklin regularly addresses current moral and social issues, calling Christians to stand for biblical values and challenging them to make a difference in the world for the sake of the Gospel. He also offers biblical context and application to current national and world events. Through the organizations he leads he has been instrumental in helping people impacted by crises including the 9/11 terrorist attacks, civil war in Sudan and natural disasters ranging from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to earthquakes in Japan, Haiti and China.

The first of Franklin’s Canadian crusade-style events—called Festivals—took place in 1989 in Swift Current, Saskatchewan and now conducts Franklin Graham Festivals around the world for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. Since then, he has proclaimed the Gospel message at 182 evangelistic festivals in 47 countries. Among them are 15 Canadian events, including the Greater Toronto Festival of Hope in 2014.

In his autobiography, Rebel with a Cause, Franklin explained that “just being the son of Billy Graham won’t get me into heaven.” He knew that he was being called to do more with his life and to make a real commitment to God. So at age 22, after a period of rebellion and traveling the world, Franklin committed his life to Jesus Christ while alone in a hotel room in Jerusalem.

Franklin and his wife, Jane, reside in Boone, North Carolina, and have four children, Will, Roy, Edward and Cissie, and 11 grandchildren.