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.
MOSE Signature Events
Applying for an Event?
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.
Please click more below for more info and following filing deadlines:
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.
- Special Events Street Closures Calendar (.pdf)
- Special Events Street Function and Parks Calendar (.pdf)
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.
Mayor's Office of Special Events
901 Bagby, 1st Floor
Houston, Texas 77002