Mallory Sunset, Key West
The sunset in Key West is spectacular! Every day, on Mallory square, they celebrate it with performers and a type of little market. You can also sit down at one of the many terraces sipping a piña colada (I'd recommend the Pier House Bar.)
An open air square filled with jugglers, tarot card readers, dog and cat shows, tight rope walkers, musicians, food vendors, jewlery makers, bamboo artists and more...looking over the ocean to the west as the sun sets over islands and sailboats.
Bring or grab a drink and sit down and enjoy the show. You haven't seen Key West if you haven't been here at sunset at least once during your trip.
Everyone here is an artist of some sort. They don't allow just anyone to set up a booth here. It has to be your of your own making (Food, Art, Juggling, etc...) Can be very funky depending on who is there that night.
The cat show is unique and fun if you can handle the overly eccentric 'Dominic' the cat trainer and his bad jokes...the cats are amazingly well trained though.
Oh Yeah, and the Hilton has bars set up where they make a good drinks...I always add an extra shot for a miniscule price.
Each night at and before sunset, there is a huge party on the pier. Flame swallowers, a guy dressed as a president doing tricks with fake $22 bills, guy wrapped in chains who works his way out, tightrope walkers, etc!!
Sunset celebration at Mallory Square
Tourists and locals from all over gather around as street performers, magicians and acrobats celebrate the daily event of the sun setting over the Gulf of Mexico. Plenty of vendors are nearby with conch fritters and margaritas.
Insanity is the best word to describe Mallory Square at sunset. Another good description would be circus. At sunset, Mallory Square attracts all of Key West's freaks, scammers, carnies, drunks, and the tourists who so easily part with their money.
We walked through Mallory Square at sunset on both nights during our recent visit. To say the least it is entertaining. I never thought I'd see fire eaters, jugglers, unicycle riders, escape artists, and comedians.... and that was just one guy. All of the "performers" seems to have somewhat of a script, and they know each other and rotate spots so they can share the money from the prime locations.
Mallory Square also has a few booths selling tourist trinkets.
Every night at Mallory Square, tons of people come together for a "Sunset Celebration". Because it's Key West and all that, apparently sunset is a big deal. You can stand around with lots of people and watch the sun go down behind this fancy island just off the coast while local vendors and entertainers try to take your money. Good times.
Pretty much every sunny day around 2 hours before sunset artists, vendors, musicians, Psychics, acrobats and various other performers gather at Mallory Square for the celebration of the spectacular sunsets. It's a little touristy, sometimes more than a little cheesy, but it is fun to do at least one day. Where else can you see dogs and cats walking a tightrope?
We arrived just in time to catch the magnificant sunset . As the sun sets we took so many pictures. The sailboats sailing in front of the red sky add to the drama
Sunset celebration on Mallory Square in Key West
I think one of the most beautifull sunsets I've ever seen.
Watching the sunset from Mallory Square
Like everyone else I love a nice sunset but this is completely OTT. I got more of a kick watching the people than the sunset!