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Dining Scene Annapolis: Sock Burning Party and More

Mar 18, 2015 04:00PM ● By Cate Reynolds
Fifth Annual Oyster Roast and Sock Burning
Each Spring Equinox at the Annapolis Maritime Museum, plumes of smoke signal an Eastport tradition - The Sock Burning Party! As a celebration of spring, the socks are burned in a bonfire. The tradition started with sailors from historic times. Eastport has adopted this tradition and turned it into a lively festival of sorts. Entertainment includes music and sea chanteys along with the required beer toasts and best oyster shucking contest in these parts. Join the tradition on March 21st at the Annapolis Maritime Museum, from noon–5 p.m., for a wonderful beginning to a new season! Tickets are $25 for general admission, and $55 to participate in People’s Choice, where ticketholders can taste oysters from eight local restaurants and vote on their favorite. People’s Choice ticketholders can also refer to their tickets for additional activities during the day. For more information call 410-295-0104 or visit

Spring Equinox Party at Sam’s Waterfront Inn
Sam’s will be hosting their annual Spring Equinox Party on Saturday, March 21 at 3 PM. Take on the challenge to drink as much keg beer as you can until the first person leaves to use the bathroom!