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 ...
in the Park
March 24, Bendwood Park
April 14, Grimes Park
May 5, Love Park
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, ...
July 4, 2024
Houston’s signature patriotic celebration at Buffalo Bayou and takes place in Eleanor Tinsley and Sam Houston Parks. The show will ...
Mayor's Back 2
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. ...
November 11, 2024
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 ...
75th Annual H-E-B
Thanksgiving Day Parade
November 28, 2024
The 75th Annual H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade will take place on Thursday, November 28, 2024 at 9 a.m. Located in the heart of downtown Houston, ...
The Mayor 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 ...
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 ...