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Lake Texoma Burning of the Socks 2023

03/18/2023 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Burning of the socks on Lake Texoma

Burning of the Socks 2023 at Marinas on Lake Texoma

This unique event invites everyone out to various marinas and resorts around the lake as mariners welcome the arrival of spring.   This is a Lake Texoma event that you won’t want to miss!

The Burning of the Socks is a tradition started in the 1970’s thanks to Bob Turner who managed the Annapolis Yacht Yard.  At winter’s end, Captain Turner upon leaving his work on the first day of spring, decided to burn his socks in tribute to the coming warmer weather.  Turner’s personal custom caught on with others and became an annual tradition.

Over the years, the tradition has expanded along the east and west coasts and in between.  Mariners all over the country will be holding sock burning events to shed heavy winter wear for summer attire.  In Texoma Flip Flop season begins with the Spring Equinox which marks the moment when the center of the sun appears directly overhead at the Equator.

The Lake Texoma Burning of the Socks Switch to Flip Flops Celebration will be a day full of family friendly fun.  Along with the burning of the socks there will be lots of other fun events.  Here is a little preview of the events planned around the lake.

Bridgeview Marina:  Bounce house, Free drinks and chips, door prizes, and 50/50 raffle benefitting the Tri-City volunteer fire department, 12:00 p – 3:00pm.  Restaurant will be open

Buncome Creek Marina – Chili cook off at 11 am, bounce house, bonfire, hot dogs, DJ Jess spinning tunes, and a polar plunge at 1:30 pm

Cedar Mills Marina – Join Cedar Mills in the Burning of the socks “St. Patty’s Style” on March 18th from 4 – 6 pm near Pelican’s Landing entrance.

Flowing Wells Resort – Join us for Burgers, Hotdogs, and S’mores fun!

Highport Marina – BAY at the Lake and The Island Bar & Grill will be open with great food, coffee, drinks, and live music.


8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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