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.

  • After July 1, 2024, we will accept this CAP Application for non-profit and community groups that are interested in using the Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza during FY25 (7/1/2024 to 6/30/2025). Please contact  Eric Rasch, Operations Manager, for more information.

Consider the Community Access Program (FY25 CAP) for Funding Assistance.

Since its inception more than ten years ago, CAP has enabled over 600 different community groups to host a wide array of programs inside of the Civic Building and on our beautiful outdoor space known as Veterans Plaza. Launched as a pilot in FY13, CAP quickly proved its value and has been renewed annually. The program provides funding to reduce facility rental costs, allowing groups to allocate resources to their community programs, benefiting Montgomery County.

CAP fosters community spirit, forging connections between the County Government and the public. Its innovated approach has been recognized by Harvard University.

For more information, contact: Eric Rasch, Operations Manager Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza [email protected] (240) 777-5308

Eligible organizations include youth, faith-based, arts, cultural, civic groups, and more, with financial need given priority. The CAP Review Committee evaluates applications to ensure benefits to the community.


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