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Made in America Music Festival Crowd

The City of Philadelphia’s Office of Special Events Website

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FOR INFORMATION REGARDING COVID-19, please visit the Philadelphia Health Department website here: https://www.phila.gov/covid-19

Please be advised: The Office of Special Events is not accepting applications for special events/public gatherings and the City is not enforcing such permitting requirements at this time. This status is subject to change. Please continue to check our website for updates.

Event producers and venue managers are directed to follow applicable guidance set forth by the Philadelphia Department of Public Health and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.


We now accept online payments!  Pay your outstanding invoice fee here.  Due to the current event moratorium, the City is not accepting online event application fees at this time. If you have questions regarding the online payment system, send us an email at ose@phila.gov.

We did it! 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 Six years in a row, Philadelphia has been recognized as a World Festival and Event City by #IFEAWorld! Check out our video below to see why!