9th Annual Burning of the Socks / Sock Drive

March 17, 2022 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
SC Maritime Museum
729 Front St.
SC 29440
$25 for "Friends of Museum" or $30 for non-members
Hope McFaddin

9th Annual Burning of the Socks 

The South Carolina Maritime Museum invites you to usher in the coming of spring and the arrival of boating season at the 9th Annual Burning of the Socks on Thursday, March 17, 2022 from 5:30 pm until 8:30 pm.

In addition to the sock burning festivities, we will be accepting new socks to be donated to Friendship Place. Come join us as we gather with friends and enjoy some delicious food and drink.

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.

Tickets for this “fun”raiser are $25 for “Friends of the Museum” and $30 for non (but soon-to-be) members. All proceeds will benefit the SC Maritime Museum.

For more information or to purchase tickets call the South Carolina Maritime Museum at 843-520-0111 OR purchase tickets online at the link(s) below.

Purchase tickets for Burning of the Socks:

“Friends of the Museum” Click HERE 

Non-members Click HERE