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    Harvest Crusade returns this weekend, now at Honda Center
    • June 30, 2023

    There’s nothing like love and music to bring the faithful together.

    The Harvest Crusade festival is expected to deliver just that as it returns this weekend, July 1-2, to welcome thousands to the Honda Center in Anaheim for a weekend of worship and performances.

    Musical guests such as Chris Tomlin, Phil Wickham, Michael W. Smith, Taya, and Passion will perform live.

    anbharvest.p0721.sbuck4.jpg – 07/16/05 – Photo By / Starr Buck / The Orange County Register – Jeremy Camp perfoms for a full house at Angel Stadium of Anaheim during the 2005 Harvest Crusad (file photo)

    Greg Laurie delivers his sermon during the opening night of Harvest Crusade at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017. (File Photo by Matt Masin, Orange County Register, SCNG)

    People sing along and praise as Crowder performs during the opening night of Harvest Crusade at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Friday, Aug.18, 2017. (File Photo by Matt Masin, Orange County Register, SCNG)



    Pastor Greg Laurie began holding Harvest Crusade or large-scale public evangelistic events, in 1990. After more than three decades, the event continues to provide people with a space to worship.

    During the pandemic, the crusade event was streamed online, as an evangelistic cinematic film called A Rush of Hope. In 2022, the event returned to Angel Stadium and was the biggest since 2019, hosting over 210,000 attendees in person and online.

    For the first time, the event will be held in the Honda Center rather than Angel Stadium. Angels spokesperson Marie Garvey told CBS News that the change is due to abnormal weather conditions in California this year.

    “Angel Stadium has been host to the Harvest Crusades for nearly 30 years, and has a great relationship with Pastor Laurie and his entire team. Given the timing and the unusually cool and wet weather taking place in California this year, the added foot traffic on the field could significantly impact the playing surface for future baseball games. We look forward to working with the Harvest Crusades to be the Southern California home in the future,” the statement said.

    In his online blog, Laurie talked about pivoting online during the pandemic.

    “So now we’re pivoting again,” he wrote. “What we’re thinking about this year at the Honda Center, since it’s an enclosed environment, is that we’re going to do our service in the round. It’s much closer, much more intimate, and we’re going to have an immersive worship experience this year.”

    Laurie added that the event may return to Angel Stadium in the future.

    Doors for the Harvest Crusade weekend will open at 4:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday, and the event starts at 6:00 PM. Admission is free for all and no tickets are required, but parking costs $20 for cars and $40 for buses and motorhomes.

    The event will be translated onsite for in-venue audience members in Spanish, Thai, French, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Tamil, Romanian, and American Sign Language.

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    Related links

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    Founding pastor Rick Warren appeals ouster of Saddleback Church from Southern Baptist Convention
    Harvest Crusade and Pastor Greg Laurie to kick off SoCal Harvest for the 30th year
    Pastor Rick Warren delivers final Saddleback Church sermon

    ​ Orange County Register