The Mayor’s Office of Special Events (MOSE) accepts applications between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except for City observed holidays. MOSE is located in City Hall, 901 Bagby, 1st Floor, Houston, Texas 77002. Please refer to https://www.houstontx.gov/specialevents/permittinginfo.html for more detailed information and FAQs.

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 ...

 


 

Cigna Sunday in the Park

CIGNA Sunday
in the Park

Fall 2022

Cigna Sunday in the Park provides Houstonians a unique opportunity to engage with others, meet new neighbors, and enjoy a neighborhood park. Each location will feature a theme with music, games, ...

2022 Dates and Locations

  • Sunday, Oct. 30
    Eastwood Park
  • Sunday, Nov. 13
    Sunnyside Park
  • Sunday, Dec. 11
    Schwartz Park

Sunday in the Park
Website

Veterans Day Celebration

Veterans Day
Celebration

November 11, 2022

The City is proud to pay tribute to our men and women in the military by providing an annual “Houston Salutes American Heroes Veterans Day Celebration”. This civic celebration honors and celebrates ...

Vet Day Parade
Website

Thanksgiving Day Parade

73rd Annual H-E-B
Thanksgiving Day Parade

November 24, 2022

The 73rd Annual H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade will take place on Thursday, November 24, 2022 at 9 a.m. Located in the heart of downtown Houston, ...

Thanksgiving Day
Parade Website

 

Mayor's Holiday Spectacular

Mayor's Holiday
Spectacular

December 3, 2022

Mayor Sylvester Turner and Reliant will kick off the holiday season at the Reliant Lights Mayor’s Holiday Spectacular. The public is invited to Hermann Square at City Hall ...

Mayor's Holiday
Spectacular Website

Tour de Houston

Tour de
Houston

Spring 2023

This annual event offers Houstonians and visitors a unique way to view the city with bike routes winding through Houston’s historic neighborhoods, scenic districts and parks. ...

Tour de Houston
Website

Family Day in the Park

Family Day
in the Park

Spring 2023

The event will take place at Sylvester Turner Park, 2800 West Little York. Please note we have various volunteer opportunities. ...

Family Day in
the Park Website

 

Juneteenth Celebration

Juneteenth
Celebration

June 2023

Parade begins at Acres Homes Multi-Service Center 6719 W. Montgomery, Travels north on W. Montgomery, West on Dolly Wright, ...

Juneteenth Parade
Website

Shell Freedom Over Texas

Shell Freedom
Over Texas

Spring 2023

Houston’s signature patriotic celebration at Buffalo Bayou and takes place in Eleanor Tinsley and Sam Houston Parks. The show will ...

Freedom Over
Texas Website

Back 2 School Fest

Mayor's Back 2
School Fest

August 2023

The Mayor’s Back to School Fest Presented by Shell is designed to help economically disadvantaged Houston-area elementary school students and their families as they prepare to return to school. ...

Back 2 School
Fest Website

 

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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