Mallory Sunset, Key West
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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Sunset Celebration at Mallory Pier
Personally, I prefer watching the sunset from the Pier House, but everyone should experience Mallory Pier once . . . carnival atmosphere with all kinds of unusual acts . . . One of my favorites is Jeep Caillouet and his golden retriever, Mo.
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.
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.
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!!
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.
Key West offers unobstructed views of a beautiful, romantic sunset. The best place to watch the sunset is Mallory Square, located near the northwest corner of the island. This is where the Sunset Celebration is held each night. There are plenty of benches as well as outdoor dining spots to watch the sun go down into the ocean.
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!