Join us for the 11th annual Burning of the Socks on March 21, 2024 to celebrate spring the mariners way!
While working on boats all winter, Captain Bob Turner – now a Pawleys Island resident – collected sawdust, bottom paint, caulk, and other boatyard leavings on his socks. 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.
This fundraiser for the South Carolina Maritime Museum, features sock-burning festivities, where attendees take turns throwing their old socks into a bonfire. Musical entertainment by Bil Krauss, food, drinks and a good time!
After much success the past two years, the museum will again include a donation drive for new socks for our friends at Friendship Place. New socks can be dropped off at the museum the entire month of March!