The City of Philadelphia’s Office of Special Events website!

We invite you to engage with us via our social media pages, view our photos from events, download our applications, and leave questions, comments or concerns on our Ask Us page.


We have a new 2018 SPECIAL EVENT APPLICATION! It is the all encompassing application for Demonstrations, Parades, and the original Special Event Application. Please be sure to read through the instructions on the front page – if you have questions, don’t hesitate to call us!

We are currently running a quick survey for your feedback on The Monthly Special, and would love it if you took just a few moments to complete it: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/62M8GZJ.

Check it out! On September 14th, Philadelphia was named a 4-time recipient of the International Festival & Event Association, World Festival and Event City Award. This year, OSE contracted with Mole Street to create and bring Philly events to life. Here is the video that helped win the prestigious IFEA award and continue to highlight all the best that Philly has to offer! Click below to watch.