Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022

Veterans Day Ceremony canceled

The Wicomico County War Memorial Committee’s Veterans Day ceremony has been canceled due to inclement weather. The ceremony was originally scheduled for Friday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. outside of the Wicomico Civic Center.

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Acting Wicomico County Executive John Psota announces $5.5M EDA American Rescue Plan grant

Acting Wicomico County Executive John Psota stood in front of the 42-year-old Wicomico Civic Center on Thursday, May 19, and told stakeholders how a $5.5 million federal grant will make major venue improvements possible.

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration announced the award this week. The American Rescue Plan grant funding will be combined with $1.4 million in state and local funding that is already in hand.

“The planned improvement will total $6.9 million, representing the single largest investment in this building in over 40 years,” Psota said.

Plans include an expanded box office and lobby, safety barriers along the north and west sides of the venue, improved wayfinding, improved Americans with Disabilities Act access to the building, an expanded food court and better connectivity between the Civic Center and the Wicomico High School campus.

“We are hopeful that the EDA’s investment, along with other investments being made in the county and the city, will spur additional investment in the community and continue to create local jobs and promote additional economic activity through the events held here,” Psota said.

Bill Chambers, who serves as president and CEO of the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce and as the Tourism & Civic Center Commission president, called the grant award a “game-changer.”

“The awarding of this grant is another step in creating an economic environment in Wicomico County that attracts businesses, residents and tourists, and we couldn’t be more thrilled that this is happening here today in our county,” Chambers said.

Both Psota and Chambers thanked the numerous partners who made this grant possible. The project is expected to be completed within three years.

Updated Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Health & Safety Information

The Wicomico Civic Center is following the latest guidance from the CDC. The most up-to-date information can be found at

The CDC recommends everyone ages 2 years and older wear a well-fitting mask indoors in public in areas where the COVID-19 Community Level is high, regardless of vaccination status.

Currently, the Civic Center does not require proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test result to attend events.

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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!

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