1 Whitehead Street
Key West, FL 33040
Key West's nightly Sunset Celebration has been named America's best unheralded free attraction by Trip Advisor.
At historic Mallory Square, wrecking schooners, frigates and warships have passed the deep harbor waterfront.
For more than 30 years, Key West's Sunset Celebration at Mallory Square has drawn large nightly crowds to applaud talents of colorful street performers, view local artisans' handmade wares and watch the sun sink beneath the horizon beyond Key West Harbor.
At day's end, visitors gather at Mallory Square to "call it a day." Hardly a contrived activity, the daily "sunset celebration" is a tradition that Key Westers share with visitors. While a tightrope walker, an occasional fire-eater, musicians, jugglers, mimes, quirky animal acts, fortune tellers, musicians and foodstuffs including "Pretty Good Popcorn" and the Key West Cookie Lady provide entertainment, the sun sinks slowly with unobstructed views below the horizon. And, if the sunset is good enough, the audience respectfully applauds.