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Mayor's Office of Special Events

The City of Houston Mayor's Office of Special Events (MOSE) produces and permits events for the City of Houston. City-wide and neighborhood festivals, dedications, inaugurations, parades, tree plantings, fun runs, galas, ground-breakings, holiday celebrations are examples of events coordinated by this office.  More About MOSE ...

MOSE Signature Events


Tour de Houston Freedom Over Texas Veterans Day Parade

March 15, 2015 
Tour de Houston

July 4, 2015 
Freedom Over Texas

Nov. 11, 2015
Veterans Day Celebration

Thanksgiving Day Parade Mayor's Holiday Celebration Sunday Streets HTX
Nov. 26, 2015 

66th Annual H-E-B
Thanksgiving Day Parade

December 2015 
Holiday Celebration 
and Tree Lighting

Spring 2015
Sunday Streets HTX

City Hall Farmers Market MOSE Social Media  

Every Wednesday 
City Hall Farmers 

MOSE Social Media


To apply for permission to hold a special event in a park or public space, please submit a Special Event Application (.pdf).  You may submit the application along with the applicable non-refundable application fees by mail or in person. 

Applying for an Event?

Please click more to the right for more info and following filing deadlines ... More ...

Parades, Street Functions & Park / Other Events

The Mayor’s Office of Special Events accepts applications between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except for City-observed Holidays.

Applications for a parade or street function permit may be filed no earlier than the 365th day prior to the date of the requested parade ... More ...