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.

Civic celebration is vital to the spirit of Houston. The Mayor's Office of Special Events produces and permits events that enhance the image of the city and highlight Houston 's diverse culture. In addition to event production, the Mayor's Office of Special Events processes requests for special events, parade and street function permits, evaluates event co-sponsorship on city property, and provides production assistance for sponsored, co-sponsored, or fee-paid events. The goal of the Mayor's Office of Special Events is to promote consistent quality, family-oriented entertainment to Houston citizens and visitors. More About MOSE ...

Mayor's Office of Special Events

MOSE Signature Events

City Hall Farmers MarketEvery Wed., Spring 2017
Feb. 22 to June 28
City Hall Farmers Market

Cigna Sunday Streets HoustonApril 23, 2017
Cigna Sunday Streets Houston

Freedom Over TexasJuly 4, 2017
CITGO Freedom Over Texas

Mayor's Back 2 School FestAugust 2017
Mayor's Back 2 School Fest

Veterans Day ParadeNovember 11, 2017
Veterans Day Celebration

Thanksgiving Day ParadeNovember 23, 2017
68th Annual H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade

Mayor's Holiday Celebration and Tree LightingDecember 1, 2017
Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting

Tour de HoustonMarch 2018
Tour de Houston Presented by Apache Corporation

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 ...

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Bagged Meters

#REDMETERBAG Do you know what this means? A Red Meter Bag means that the spaces are reserved for the permit holder. Avoid a ticket and towing and do not park here. If you have a permit, make sure you display your permit in your windshield. #parking