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March
19
Event

The Burning of the Socks

Myrtle Beach & The Grand Strand

Myrtle Beach & The Grand Strand

Burn your socks for the Spring Equinox at "The Burning of the Socks", a mariner's celebration of spring. Activities include a Sock Burning Ceremony, cook-off, adult beverages and a live band. The Burning of the Socks tradition began in the mid-1980s at a boatyard in Annapolis, Maryland. There, Captain Bob Turner, who managed the boatyard, got tired of winter weather. While working on boats all winter, his socks collected sawdust, bottom paint, caulk, and other boatyard leavings. In other words, his socks would stand up when he took them off at night. One year, on the first day of Spring, he took off his socks, put them in a paint tray, sprinkled on some lighter fluid, lit them, and then had a beer to celebrate. And so the tradition began, and there are now sock burnings in coastal communities across the country.
Visit the Website Coastal & Islands
Georgetown
Coastal & Islands
729 Front ST,
Georgetown, SC 29440
(843) 520-0111
Info & Amenities
Dates
  • March 19, 2020
  • Admission Fee
    Yes
    Price
    Prices available online.
    Event Hours
    6-8pm
    Year Event Started
    2012