About the Civic Center

The Wicomico Youth & Civic Center has a regional reputation for being a great place to hold or attend concerts, family shows, trade shows, sporting events, meetings and receptions. It is known to offer unparalleled service, fair prices, outstanding food, and clean and attractive facilities. Annually, the WY&CC hosts over 400 events and draws over 200,000 attendees. Encore Catering, our in-house catering service, serves an average of 20,000 plates a year.

Tourism and Civic Center Commission

This commission serves in an advisory capacity to the Director of the Department of Recreation, Parks & Tourism on topics relating to tourism and the Civic Center. 

History of the Center

1977 photo of Civic Center fire in Salisbury MD

Originally erected in 1959 as a war memorial, the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center is operated by Wicomico County, Maryland. Planning for the building began in 1950.

Unfortunately, a fire ravaged the building in 1977, but it was opened again in 1980 after being rebuilt. Today, the WY&CC is operated under the umbrella of the County's Recreation, Parks & Tourism Department. The Civic Center boasts a 5,600-seat, 30,000-square-foot arena, a 10,000-square-foot secondary space with a fixed stage, and 10 customizable meeting rooms, all bearing names of battles fought by the United States – Normandy, Midway, Flanders and Da Nang.

In continued support of the Country's armed servicemen, a war memorial stands in front of the building and features bronze name plaques and flags representing each branch of the service. In addition, a Veterans' Tree of Honor adorns the wall of the front entryway, bearing names of America's past and present heroes. Over the years, the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center has hosted it all, from world championship sporting events to international dog shows, Broadway productions and sold-out live concerts.

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Attending An Event?

We look forward to welcoming you. Find out how to get here, where to park and other venue info in our Guest Services Section. Can’t find an answer? Call us at 410-548-4911.
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I just wanted to tell you how nice everything was last Saturday for Megan and Brian’s reception. So many guests mentioned how delicious the food was, especially the crab cakes (please tell Chef Larry!). I have to tell you that the Civic Center staff was wonderful! Many guests commented how friendly and helpful they were! One staff person even brought out two bottles of cold water for Megan and Brian when they left to go on their honeymoon! That was so kind and unexpected! (They had a 1 ½ hour drive.) I even received a card in the mail yesterday from my Aunt and Uncle saying how nice the reception was and how friendly and helpful the Civic Center staff was!

Mother of the Bride, Wedding Reception

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