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365 days of sunset salutes in Key West

Acrobats, leaping cats and parrots are part of the scene when the sun sets in Key West.
Photo by Bob Krist/Florida Keys News Bureau

What’s not to love about a city that celebrates its sunset every single night of the year?

Each evening in Key West, hundreds of people gather in Mallory Square on the waterfront in the city’s historic Old Town to send off the day during Sunset Celebration.

A couple of hours before the sun sinks into the Key West Harbour and Gulf ofMexico, street performers, dancers, magicians, musicians, and palm readers, as well as arts-and-crafts and food vendors, gather in the square. The scene is akin to a carnival.

The 1.5-mile walk from Casa Marina to Mallory Square is doable for those who are used to walking. It is a straight shot down Key West’s main street, Duval Street, with a couple of twists and turns at each end. For larger groups, shuttles are probably a good idea.