Welcome

We hope this website will be informative and useful as you begin planning your outdoor special event, neighborhood market, filming project, or streetlight pole banner campaign.

The Office of Special Events (OSE) is the regulatory authority of permitting outdoor temporary activity in the City of Dallas. The OSE is governed by Chapter 42A of the Dallas city code of ordinances.

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Upcoming Client Permitting Workshop

Tuesday, March 3

2 to 4 p.m.

Topics to be covered:

  • Updates to Chapter 42A
  • Review of website and online forms
  • Review of application process
  • Q & A

Special Events

Banners

Markets

First Amendment

Film

Event Calendar

Feb 21 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
11:30 am
The annual Destiny Award Luncheon, hosted by the St. Phillip’s School & Community Center, will be contained inside the school & community center. This permit allows the street closure required to accommodate the valet parking[...]
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm – 11:30 pm
6:00 pm
Details forthcoming
Dash for the Beads @ Kidd Springs Park
Feb 22 @ 7:00 am – 2:00 pm
7:00 am
  This annual 5K, 10K and 1-mile fun run starts and ends at 800 W. Canty Street and travels through the streets of North Oak Cliff. The pre and post run festivities are contained within[...]
Feb 22 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
12:00 pm
Deep Ellum Community Association is hosting their twice monthly outdoor arts and crafts market. This free event includes live music, amplified sound and vendors. Merchandise, food, and beverage (nonalcoholic) will be sold. Parking meters will[...]
Feb 23 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
9:00 am
This recurring Lakewood Village Farmers Market is organized by Good Local Markets, Inc. The market is hosted on Sundays from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. from February 9 through August 30 in the parking lot[...]
Feb 23 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Go Oak Cliff Mardi Gras Parade @ Bishop Arts
4:00 pm
This annual Mardi Gras Parade hosted by Go Oak Cliff begins at the corner of W Davis Street and N Windomere Avenue. The route travels east on W Davis Street to N Madison Avenue where[...]
Feb 29 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
12:00 pm
Deep Ellum Community Association is hosting their twice monthly outdoor arts and crafts market. This free event includes live music, amplified sound and vendors. Merchandise, food, and beverage (nonalcoholic) will be sold. Parking meters will[...]
Feb 29 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
1:00 pm
Details forthcoming
Mar 6 @ 4:00 pm – Mar 7 @ 12:00 am
4:00 pm
Details forthcoming
Mar 7 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
12:00 pm
Deep Ellum Community Association is hosting their twice monthly outdoor arts and crafts market. This free event includes live music, amplified sound and vendors. Merchandise, food, and beverage (nonalcoholic) will be sold. Parking meters will[...]
Mar 8 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
9:00 am
This recurring Lakewood Village Farmers Market is organized by Good Local Markets, Inc. The market is hosted on Sundays from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. from February 9 through August 30 in the parking lot[...]
Mar 14 @ 6:30 am – 10:30 am
Dash Down Greenville
6:30 am
Details are forthcoming  
Mar 14 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm
7:00 am
Details forthcoming
Mar 14 @ 8:00 am – 7:30 pm
8:00 am
Details forthcoming
Mar 14 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
9:00 am
Details forthcoming
Mar 14 @ 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
St. Patrick's Day - Block Party
9:00 am
Details forthcoming.
9:00 am
Details forthcoming.
Mar 14 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
9:00 am
Details forthcoming
Mar 14 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
10:00 am
Details forthcoming
Mar 14 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
11:00 am
Details forthcoming
Mar 14 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
11:00 am
Details forthcoming
Mar 14 @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
11:00 am
Details forthcoming
Mar 14 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
12:00 pm
Details forthcoming
Mar 14 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
1:00 pm
Details are forthcoming.
Mar 14 @ 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2:00 pm
Details forthcoming
Mar 14 @ 6:45 pm – 3:00 pm
6:45 pm
Details forthcoming.
Good Local Markets - White Rock Farmer's Market
8:00 pm
Details forthcoming
Mar 15 @ 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Dallas Kosher Chili Cookoff
7:00 am
Details forthcoming
International Grand Prix of Gravel @ Trinity River Corridor
Mar 21 @ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm
International Grand Prix of Gravel @ Trinity River Corridor
7:30 am
Draft forthcoming.
Mar 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
10:00 am
Details forthcoming
Chapter 42A