Atlanta is the South’s shining star, a vibrant city with an outstanding quality of life. The vivacity of Atlanta’s outdoor activity depends on the Mayor’s Office of Special Events (MOSE). The energy of the City thrives off the dynamics of arts, entertainment and social events.
The outdoor events that occur around the City attract hundreds of thousands of visitors to Atlanta each year. MOSE works to maintain this quality of life for both our residents as well as our guests, for the attraction of Atlanta is being able to enjoy its beautiful outdoor landscape.
In addition, MOSE is tasked by the Mayor to create all of his signature events as well as events from major corporations and foundations.
MOSE daily functions include, but are not limited to: internal event planning, processing and issuing permits for at least 500 outdoor events yearly, processing and troubleshooting at least 500 film permits yearly, updating and maintaining the Special Events Calendar which houses all events that have been submitted to MOSE.
MOSE Internal Events and Accomplishments
From concept to completion, MOSE has been responsible for delivering extraordinary affairs for corporations, foundations, companies and people of influence. The events produced out of MOSE are uniquely designed to ensure that the experience will leave a lasting impression on all in attendance.
Below is a list of MOSE's crowning events and accomplishments:
Big Kidz Foundation Event
Fashion’s Night Out 2011
PGA Rookie of the Year Rickie Fowler Golf Challenge at Atlantic Station
City of Atlanta Senior Day
2011 “Forever Young” Senior Ball (raised $250,000)
Black Enterprises “Powerpreneurs”
White House Entrepreneur Summit
Soul Train Awards 2011 (return to Atlanta since leaving to go to Cobb County)
28th Annual UNCF Mayor’s MASKED Ball (raised 1.2 million dollars, $200,000 more than 2010)
Mayor Reed presents “After the MASKED Ball” event
Atlanta Tennis Championship
Black Enterprise Conference 2011
Cavalia 2011 (After losing Atlantic Station location to Cirque, worked with securing the needed 3 month closure request and all city logistics to accommodate Cavalia event footprint)
Consul General of Israel Event
Converse at Piedmont Park - basketball court unveiling with Julius “Dr. J” Erving
Usher’s New Look Foundation Event 2012
National Conference of Black Mayors Welcome Party 2012
Super Tuesday: Political Cocktails 2012
MOSE permits three different types of outdoor events:
Assembly – Marches, parades, marathons, etc.
Large Gathering – Neighborhood block party, etc.
Outdoor Festival - celebration or gathering that includes entertainment, amusement rides, dancing, music, dramatic productions, art exhibitions, other exhibits or displays, selling of merchandise or services, sale of food and or alcohol or any combination of the components listed.
For more information and to access the outdoor events applications, please click the link below:
Outdoor Information and Applications
MOSE troubleshoots neighborhood questions regarding any filming concerns. MOSE also works with producers and location managers to help navigate through the many city departments necessary to secure approvals for permitting as well as various requests which concern intellectual property licensing, locations etc.
For more information on filming/photography/video in the City of Atlanta, please click the link below:
Mayor's Office of Special Events Contact Information
City of Atlanta
55 Trinity Avenue, Suite 2500
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Ebony Barley Lorraine Rentz
Director of Special Events Special Events Manager
Andre Stalling Jessica Washington
Sr. Special Events Coordinator Special Events Coordinator
Community Relations Coordinator