Mallory Sunset, Key West

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    Sunset Celebration @ Mallory Square

    by sunlovey Written Feb 10, 2005

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    As it gets late in the day take Duvall to Mallory Square for a fun Key West ritual & entertaining spectacle of performers, tasty food vendors and music....

    Sunsets in Key West are pretty spectacular, thus, they celebrate them EVERY evening down at Mallory Square.

    You'll love watching the fiery sun melt into the ocean with friends or a loved one.

    Grab some freshmade guacamole or lemonade while there.

    Enjoy the various performers peddling for a couple bucks from the lively crowd.

    The sun sets on another day in Key West

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    The Last Sunset

    by grandmaR Updated Aug 25, 2014

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    At long last, I've finally been to Mallory Square to watch the sunset. In all the times I've come to Key West and in the days when I lived here, I never bothered to go and see this spectacle. I picked a day when I thought there would be nice clouds for a pretty sunset (but no green flash of course).

    Now I can say that I've done it.

    And I've actually done it twice because my sister and her husband wanted to go. Not as good a sunset the second time. Try to pick a time when there are clouds.

    Sunset from Mallory Square Dredge Sun behind cloud Dark Clouds, Golden Sunbeams Boat blocks the Sun
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    Don't miss the sunset on Mallory Square

    by Dutchnatasja Updated Oct 19, 2004

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    Like I said, don't miss the sunset on Mallory Square. Everybody comes in the evening to Mallory Square to watch the sunset. There are lots of people and lots of entertainers. Its fun to watch them. Take your favourite drink, sit down, make sure that you have your camera ready and than watch the sun goes down. It's a nice way to begin your evening.

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    See the Catman at Sunset.

    by MatthewMetcalfe Written Feb 5, 2005

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    The Catman puts on shows in the square every night that he's in the Keys. He'll do a show before sunset, right after sunset, and sometimes a mini show after that.

    He's a Key West Original and has been doing this for quite some time. He is eccentric to the point of being borderline crazy and it's awesome!

    The Cats are trained to jump through hoops. Hoops with Paper over them, and hoops with fire. These are lions, they are ordinary house cats and the show is awesome. They do balance beam acts and catch tossed food with their hands.

    I would make the trip to Key West solely to see the Catman. I haven't had a good time like that since I was a kid!

    The Catman and his Cats in Action!
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    mallory square

    by doug48 Written Nov 9, 2008

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    a time honored tradition when in key west is to go to mallory square downtown and celebrate the sunset. at this daily sunset celebration you will see street performers and other interesting key west locals. it is legal to bring a drink to mallory square as long as it is in a plastic container. a custom that is unique to key west.

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    Mallory Square

    by pulgaron Updated Dec 30, 2002

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    Go where every one goes at sunset: Mallory Square. If you don't buy anything it's free. Go watch the performers, acrobats, barefoot glass walking, fire eating, sword swallowing, guitar players, the one man band, and palm readers, you get the idea. It is a little carnival of it's own, all for free.

    Acrobat at Mallory Square Key West

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    sunset celebration

    by jel118981 Written Sep 17, 2005

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    You can't miss the sunset celebration, every day when the sun sets everyone in the Key West goes to the Mallory Square Dock to see the spectacular sunset and after that... the big party is in the street with mime, jugglers, food carts and street performes!!!

    Spectacular sunset Me among the crowd at the sunset celebration

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    See The Sunset from Mallory Square

    by TRimer Written Apr 4, 2005

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    You will need to get there around 5:30 pm to get a good spot – especially on days when a cruise ship or 2 is parked in front of the Hilton. Expect tacky side shows (i.e. trained housecats jumping through hoops of fire) and local vendors. I got a wonderful painted tank top from a woman at the very end of the pier. It will be crowded but the sunsets are spectacular. We viewed the sun going down almost every night we were in Key West!

    Joe and I at sunset Sunset
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  • Celebrate the sunset with your favorite performer!

    by HSC123 Updated Jun 2, 2008

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    Every evening at sunset sveral unusual entertainers come out to the docks of Mallory Square and perform such talents as tightrope walking, cat juggling and flaming sword swallowing. This Sunset Celebration is a must see experience that attracts tons of tourists and locals alike. Be sure you plan your dinner schedule accordingly so that you don't miss the fun. Also don't forget to leave a tip for the ones you enjoy as these guys really do some dangerous things for your entertainment.

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    Sunset-just don't forget the Cuban music!

    by robertokeywest Written Mar 31, 2003

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    You've got to enjoy a classic Key West sunset, but not necessarily at Mallory Square or the Hilton. If you must go to Mallory Square, don't miss the Cuban band "Caribe." They play every night at El Meson de Pepe, right next to Mallory Square amid the throngs of tourists. Their music is fantastic. The drink prices are a rip-off, but what can you do. For an alternative, stop by the Galleon Resort's Tiki Bar (Front Street). If you're in KW in the wintertime, go to Smathers Beach, sometimes the seaweed is a drag, but it's a great spot, so is Higgs Beach. One thing to remember, just because the sun is no longer visible, the best colors sometimes come after the sun is gone. What's your hurry?

    Sunset-Smathers Beach/Key West, Florida Jan. 2003

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    Daily sunset celebration

    by SvetlanaL Written Jan 29, 2005

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    Among all the reasons to go to Key West, this is perhaps the most rational: to watch the sun set. Daily, hundred of people gather at the dock to watch the sun set over the ocean as musicians strum their guitars, men with bare chests swallow swords, and teenagers spin fire as pensive hippies play bongo drums behind them. The performers try to steal your attention claming "It will still be there after our show." But it is mesmerizing to watch it slowly sink away into the ocean.

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    Sunset at Mallory

    by kaymar Written May 12, 2011

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    There's nothing quite like watching a sunset, especially when the sky burns a deep orange all around and black sailboats pass quietly in front of the dipping sun. Despite all the people, a truly romantic experience.

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  • Street Performers

    by missmommy19 Written May 14, 2003

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    The street performers in Key West are known world-wide. There are jugglers, mimes, living statues, psychics, you name it, at Mallory Square Dock every night. The performances begin 90 minutes before sunset. There are also craft vendors and food carts. Watch the one-of-a-kind performances and then view the beautiful sunset Key West is famous for. Mallory Square at night is a big part of Key West's culture.

    living statue at Mallory Square
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  • Mallory Square Sunset Celebration

    by AprilandBones Written Apr 18, 2010

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    Every night people gather at Mallory Square for the sunset celebration, do not miss it. Mallory Square is filled with live entertainment before the celebration. If you can get to the Sunset Bar and Grill located at Mallory Square before the crowd, you will get your own private view of the sunset and a drink. This is a nightly celebration to say goodnight to the sun.

    Sunset Bar and Grill Mallory Square Sunset
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    What more can i say? It's Key West

    by heitzenrater Updated Dec 20, 2004

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    Florida's premiere nightly arts festival. Sunset Celebration takes place at Mallory Square in Key West, Florida. The participants of this Key West attraction consist of arts and crafts exhibitors, street performers, food carts, psychics and of course the thousands of tourists from around the world who visit this Key West art show. Each night around two hours before sunset masses of people, both locals and tourists alike, flock to the water's edge to experience a multicultural happening and to watch the sun sink into the Gulf of Mexico.

    When i was there, I actually saw a water spout form. If you are in Key west don't miss the sunset or you are a dork.

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