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Mates Leather Weekend, Provincetown

The summer season may be over but Provincetown continues to pull in queer visitors through the fall with several themed weekends. The Mates Leather Weekend runs at the end of September/beginning of October (when the temperature is a little more leather and rubber-friendly!). The 2022 festival, the 25th gathering, runs from September 29 to October 3. Organized by local resident, and leatherman, Rick Conley, it welcomes men and women. 

Events take place at Atlantic House, Aqua Bar, The Vault at Crown & Anchor, and the Boatslip, with a ‘First Mate Contest’ and ‘Rubber Ball’ among this year’s events. There’s also daily drop-in health screening and a portion of the funds to the AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod. 



Nightclub and leather bar

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Crown & Anchor

The center of it all

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The Vault

Dark & cruisy bar

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It’s followed each February in Provincetown by the annual Snowbound Leather Weekend, organized by the same team. Snowbound Leather returns February 24-26, 2023.

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