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, Fall 2015
Sep. 9 to Dec. 16
City Hall Farmers Market

Cigna Sunday Streets HoustonNovember 1, 2015
Cigna Sunday Streets Houston

Veterans Day ParadeNov. 11, 2015
Veterans Day Celebration

Thanksgiving Day ParadeNov. 26, 2015
66th Annual H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade

Mayor's Holiday Celebration and Tree LightingDecember 4, 2015
Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting

New Year's Eve HoustonDecember 31, 2015
Houston First Presents New Year's Eve


Tour de HoustonMarch 20, 2016
Tour de Houston


Freedom Over TexasJuly 4, 2016
Freedom Over Texas

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?

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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 ...