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Special Events

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Calendar of Events

View our calendar for a list of special events taking place in the City of Philadelphia. Click on the entries that interest you for links to corresponding websites. Events are added as they are approved. Dates and times are subject to change.

Permits and Documents

Planning an event in Philadelphia? You may need a permit or license. Find a collection of event-related applications here. Be sure to visit our FAQ page (top-right of page) for answers to the most common questions pertaining to event permitting.

About the Office of Special Events

The Office of Special Events processes more than 1,100 event applications each year and is responsible for ensuring that all necessary permits, insurances and agreements are executed prior to any event taking place on City property.

OSE Staff

Jazelle Jones
Deputy Managing Director / Director of Operations

Mechelle Sabb
Deputy Director of Operations

Robert T. Allen
Assistant Managing Director for Special Events

Olivia Gillison
Assistant Managing Director for Constituent Services

Office Phone #
(215) 686-3488