Photo Gallery: Pittsburgh Abuzz Before Festival

By   •   August 12, 2014

sidewalk chalk
Many local organizations were represented during July's Day of Hope when people around the Pittsburgh area completed indoor and outdoor projects for the community.
youth in circle
A group of youth who were part of the Day of Hope take a moment to delegate responsibilities.
Governor letter
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett wrote a letter, welcoming everyone gathered for the Three Rivers Festival of Hope in Pittsburgh. Watch the Festival live at beginning at 6:30 p.m. EDT Friday, Aug. 15, and running through the weekend.
kids onstage
Kids perform for the community during the Day of Hope back in July.
food line
Hundreds received free food and enjoyed crafts and entertainment during Pittsburgh's Day of Hope in July. It was in conjunction with several community action projects around the area.
Volunteers went door to door in July to hand out free flowers and invite people to the Festival.
Mayor letter
Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto proclaimed Aug. 15-17 Festival of Hope Week.
praying over skyline
A group of prayer warriors gathered regularly on Mount Washington, overlooking the Pittsburgh skyline, to pray for the city in preparation for the Festival.
A small group takes a moment to pray and read the Bible on Mount Washington. The group is part of a larger group of locals who have gathered on the mountain to pray for their city.
county proclamation
Allegheny County proclaimed Aug. 11-17 Festival of Hope Week. The proclamation is signed by county executive Rich Fitzgerald.
A billboard for the Festival of Hope invites passersby to enjoy music and a message of hope. Watch the Festival live at, beginning at 6:30 p.m. EDT Friday, Aug. 15, and running through the weekend.

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  1. Glenn Kovach says:

    I am from NE Pa. Cannot attend event but will be praying for it and that many get saved.

  2. joyce Paul says:

    GOD BLESS HIS PEOPLE! God Bless Dr Graham, Franklin Graham, Will Graham and BGEA richly!!! amen

  3. Joyce Neff Hough says:

    May God’s BLESSINGS pour down and may their hearts be opened
    and their minds ready to hear and know God’s TRUTH!!

  4. DAVID COMES says:

    Bless you


    It such an amazing event which makes Youth to have Hope in their future and generations ahead that God is their only source of Hope. I love dad Bill Graham and Franklin l love you may God continue to bless his children through your your ministries.

  6. Sharon W says:

    Praying for Pittsburgh!

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