MAL 2024 is here!

Community & Pride

MAL 2024


Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend
Jan. 12-15
Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Ave NW
Official website

From the Washington Blade:
Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend returns to Washington, D.C., Jan. 13-15 (sic), taking place at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. MAL, as it is known, is a weekend-long event that attracts thousands of participants from around the region and country. It is celebrating its 49th anniversary.  MAL features a host of events, including an exhibitor hall, the Mr. Mid-Atlantic Leather Contest, and various other parties, both inside and outside the hotel.
Exhibitor Hall
A level down from the lobby, in the ballroom level, the exhibitor space has grown this year, after a smaller set of vendors in 2023. There will be upwards of 30 exhibitors, including local shops like Bite the Fruit, New York-based shops like Rubio Leather, as well as national brands. Vendors supply visitors with a range of leather and other goods, like harnesses, jockstraps, collars, footwear, accessories, T-shirts, fetish items, rubber items, athletic gear, body and sex products, and more. Continue reading this Blade article

From Metro Weekly: “Everybody is welcome who would like to come explore, or visit the exhibit area, or grab a drink with friends,” says Centaur MC President Patrick Grady of the forthcoming Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend, from January 12-15. “Anyone is welcome, as long as they have manners and respect for everyone in the community. No giggling, no calling people names, just enjoy. Enjoy the atmosphere, the fun, the stories, the conversation.” He pauses. “You know, it’s nice to be somewhere where you can just talk. You don’t have to be on your damn phone — just talk to people.” Continue reading this MW article

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