Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza

The Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza, located in downtown Silver Spring, is a premiere event facility that provides an elegant setting for all types of events.  Just minutes from the Nation’s Capital and several local hotels, the Civic Building combines modern touches with natural design and provides space for corporate events, conferences, non-profit and community group events, political gatherings, private parties, cultural activities, wedding ceremonies, receptions, and more!

Our beautiful Veterans Plaza provides outdoor space for concerts, festivals, and live entertainment. The Civic Building is an award-winning unique urban venue.  Known for its sophisticated Great Hall, and a variety of activity/conference rooms, your event is sure to be a memorable experience at an exceptional value!  Because of its unique features, this venue can host personal celebrations and can be booked farther in advance.

Please read all policies and procedures before booking the Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza venue for your upcoming event! Please contact us if you have any questions.

2024 Veterans Plaza Festival and Event Guide
Exciting news! Here’s the 2024 festival schedule for Veterans Plaza in downtown Silver Spring. Mark your calendars and get ready for some incredible experiences this year! #SilverSpring #FestivalSeason #2024Lineup

Note: The 2024 Outdoor Festival Season is fully booked and the Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza and the Montgomery County Community Use of Public Facilities are not accepting additional event requests at this time. If interested in hosting a Veterans Plaza event in 2025, please email the Operations Manager.

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Why Choose the Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza?

Building Amenities

  • Exceptional Friday, Saturday, and Sunday rates
  • 5,000 square foot ballroom
  • Use your own caterer for unique cultural events.
  • Large warming kitchen/drive-up loading dock
  • Wood flooring throughout facility
  • Dual projection system in Great Hall
  • Wi-Fi and multi-media capability
  • Complimentary tables & chairs included in fee
  • Staff speak several languages to assist with any inquiry (Amharic, French, Korean, Spanish, Hindi, Bengali)

Area Amenities

Funding Assistance

Community Access Program (CAP)

The Community Access Program (CAP) funding has facilitated the use of the Civic Building at Veterans Plaza. Specifically, CAP funding has supported more than 500 community groups with access to the facility that have provided over 1,000 programs to the Montgomery County community. Learn how you can offset the cost of using the Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza.

We are now accepting CAP Applications for non-profit and community groups that are interested in using the Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza during FY24 (7/1/2023 to 6/30/2024). Please contact  Eric Rasch, Operations Manager, for more information

Exciting News! While we’re still working on finalizing the budget for next year (FY25), it means that the funding for the Community Access Program is not set just yet. But guess what? We’ve been doing amazing work with this program for so long that we’re optimistic that it will get funded again for the next year! For the most up-to-date information about the status of FY25 CAP budget, reach out to [email protected]

Safe Summer Program

Safe Summer – Funding Support (Enhancing Youth Programs through Accessible Funding at Veterans Plaza) July 1, 2023 - December 31, 2023.

This dedicated fund is aimed at supporting youth programs on Veterans Plaza, a prominent youth destination in the heart of Silver Spring that attracts youth from Montgomery County, Prince George’s County, and other surrounding jurisdictions in Maryland. This funding addresses the need for affordable access to the plaza for organizations serving youth (13 to 25 years of age) which currently face financial barriers. This fund, administered by the Community Use of Public Facilities (CUPF), provides financial support, and promotes the accessibility of youth-focused programs in downtown Silver Spring. Open to groups that hold public events and activities on Veterans Plaza that benefit young people in our community. Please contact  Eric Rasch, Operations Manager, for more information.


Address and General Information

Address: 1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Please Note: Mobile phone devices' GPS may show the following address:
8525 Fenton Street, Silver Spring, MD 20910

For general inquiries or to check venue availability, please call 240-777-5350 during office hours Wednesday through Sunday or email us at [email protected].

Our goal is to respond to all inquiries within one business day.


Garage 61: Town Square Garage
Garage 60: Wayne-Ellsworth Garage
Silver Spring Parking District Map

Staff Contacts

Administrative Assistant: Macire Dabo, 240-777-5350 
Booking Specialist: Sanjukta Sil Upadhyay, 240-777-5333 
Billing and Payment: Joshua Martinez, 240-777-5301 
Logistics Specialist: David Park, 240-777-5315
Operations Manager: Eric Rasch , 240-777-5308