NORFOLK, Va. – Norfolk’s community sailing center, Sail Nauticus, is holding its Third Annual Sock Burning event to celebrate the beginning of spring.
The event will take place at Nauticus from noon to 4 p.m. on March 18.
The ritual of burning winter socks started in Annapolis, Maryland in the 70s and has been a tradition among Sailors ever since.
New members will receive a Start Sailing Now kit, including a Sail Nauticus dry bag, Gill sailing gloves and a booklet containing information on how to get started sailing.
The event will feature music, a food trucks, Mariner’s Olympics and children’s activities.
Participants are encouraged to bring a new pair of socks to donate to ForKids and an old pair of socks to burn.
Admission to the Third Annual Sock Burning is $5. Children 12 and under are free. No reservations are required. Click here to register online. For more information, call (757) 823-4242.