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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


Veterans Day Parade
Thanksgiving Day Parade
Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting

November 11, 2014
Houston Salutes
American Heroes

November 27, 2014
Day Parade

December 5, 2014
Holiday Celebration
and Tree Lighting

Tour de Houston
Freedom Over Texas
City Hall Farmers Market

March 2015
Apache Tour de

July 4, 2015
Freedom Over

Every Wednesday
City Hall Farmers

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 ...