Mayor's Office of Special Events

Mayor's Office of Special Events

More MOSE Events

The Mayor’s Office of Special Events not only produces timeless, family focused events, the office permits and partners with other remarkable events in the city. The Art Car Parade celebrated their 30th anniversary in April 2017 and the Mayor’s Office of Special Events, along with our friends at KTRK/ABC13 Houston were there to capture the entire event! Civic celebration has been a major contributor in helping to establish a sense of community in the most diverse city in the nation. We hope you and your family take full advantage of the multitude of parades, festivals, fun runs and so much more in the greatest city in the world, Houston Texas!

Saturday, April 22
Willow Waterhole 2017 MusicFest
Willow Waterhole Music Fest, Willow Waterhole Greenspace, April 22
The Fifth Annual Willow Waterhole MusicFest will take place starting Saturday, April 22 through Sunday, April 23.  Go to for details.

Willow Waterhole 2017 MusicFest

Saturday, April 29
MacGregor Park on Brays Bayou Greenway
Get to know your bayou at Bayou Greenway Day, a FREE outdoor festival in MacGregor Park with games, music, giveaways and more. Experience the beauty of Brays Bayou Greenway while enjoying free activities, hosted by Houston Parks Board and other community organizations. More information at

Brays Bayou Greenway Day

Saturday, June 17
Mayor Sylvester Turner's Annual Acres Homes Juneteenth Parade

Join us as we celebrate Juneteenth in Acres Homes. Mayor Sylvester Turner’s Annual Acres Homes Juneteenth Parade (.pdf) will take place on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

The parade will begin at the Acres Homes Multi-Service Center  located at 6719 W. Montgomery, proceed north on W. Montgomery,  west on Dolly Wright and conclude at Greater Zion Missionary Baptist Church (1620 Dolly Wright).

We are now accepting parade entry applications. NO FEES ARE REQUIRED.

Application deadline is June 2nd

Please thoroughly read application for participant guidelines and rules.

Only PRE-REGISTERED entries will be allowed to participate on event day.

For more information or to obtain a copy of the application, go to