Legendary Key West Sunset Celebrations in Mallory Square
Stake your spot in local history as you and the ones you love watch another day sink into the sea, surrounded by artists, magicians and musicians, with a fiery sunset glistening off the Gulf. Every evening Mallory Square transforms into a plaza of live entertainment, starting 2 hours before sundown. It's so much of a custom, Key West city ordinances require cruise ships to clear the port so everyone can enjoy a perfect view of the majestic sight, right outside our door.
A cherished Key West tradition since the days of Mark Twain and Tennessee Williams, sunset at Mallory Square is an absolute must-see event. Cruise ships clear the port 2 hours before the sun sinks below the horizon, making way for one of the greatest sights in the country. Every evening the area fills with musicians, jugglers, clowns, artists and magicians from across the Florida Keys to celebrate day's end - and start of another night's festivities.
All sorts of water sports are available off Mallory Square. Some of the most popular activities are parasailing, snorkeling, fishing, kayaking, and jet skiing. Be sure to contact Danger Charters or Sunset Watersports to schedule your excursion today!
As the true heart of Old Town Key West, Mallory Square itself is an iconic landmark. Other adjacent sights include the Key West Shipwreck Historeum Museum, as well as the Old Post Office and Custom House Museum.
Thanks to the fact city ordinances require that ships clear the port 2 hours before, the breathtaking Gulf sunset is visible from all across Mallory Square. Simply join the legions of locals, entertainers, and blissful visitors as the fiery orange sky melts into a romantic violet, glistening off the water.