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Even as sunset begins to sneak in earlier in the day, and the daylight hours are shorter, there’s no shortage of fun festivities vying for your time here on Bainbridge this weekend.

Saturday alone is chock-full of choice choices, it seems.

First, take an amble for an admirable cause at the Kitsap County Out of the Darkness Walk for suicide prevention awareness. Registration is from 9 to 10 a.m. and the walk begins at 10:15 a.m., starting and ending at Bainbridge High School.

The walk is 2.4 miles long and will move down Madison Avenue to Eagle Harbor Congregational Church, then east on Bejune Drive and north on Ericksen Avenue, before turning west on Wallace Way and moving back to BHS.

Informational display tables hosted by local businesses and nonprofit organizations will open at 9 a.m., an opportunity to gather literature, hear about upcoming events, and connect with others who are dedicated to raising awareness of mental illness and suicide, strengthening prevention efforts, and providing support to those impacted by suicide loss.

Click here for a link to a walk map and registration information.

Then, at noon, the beloved zucchini races return to the Bainbridge Island Farmers Market in Town Square.

These racers will surely squash the competition, eh?

You might even say it’s a contest where every racer is topseeded, am I right?

Open to public, business and group entries, this farm-to-finish line battle sees contestants modify and customize zucchinis of all sizes and launch them down a small race track in search of glory. You’d be out of your gourd to miss it.

“Vehicle” check-in begins at 10 and goes to 11 a.m. Voting for the People’s Choice Award will last from 11 to 11:45 a.m., and the races will begin promptly at noon.

The Bainbridge Island Farmers Market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday, and is held in Town Square, outside city hall.

For more information, and also a race packet, visit

Later that day, Lemolo, a celebrated local indie band with roots in Kitsap County that has played sold out shows across the United States and Europe, will perform at Dayaalu Center with special guest Zach Fleury at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23.

The show is open to those of all ages.

Tickets, $18 in advance and $23 at the door, are now available at

Dayaalu Center officials said they are thrilled to host Lemolo, a “dream-pop” band fronted by songwriter and musician Meagan Grandall. Originally from Poulsbo, Grandall formed Lemolo in 2009, inspired by her hometown neighborhood of Lemolo Shore and the quiet beauty of the Pacific Northwest.

With help from drummer Adrian Centoni, the band has since been named one of the “Best Seattle Bands” by Seattle Magazine, was voted “Best New Band” by City Arts Magazine, and was just named one of the “Top Bands Rocking Seattle” by Seattle Magazine.

The Dayaalu Center show is part of the group’s “New Songs and Spaces Tour,” during which they debut new songs that will be on their forthcoming album in “intimate and unique listening spaces.”

Visit to learn more.

Finally, on Sunday, rise and shine, Bainbridge, cuz it’s harvest time!

The annual Friends of the Farms Harvest Fair will return to Johnson Farm from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, with all the favorite fall festivities for which the party has become beloved.

The donation for entry is $5 for children, $10 for adults.

The farm-centric shindig will include all-day, high-energy activities alongside educational opportunities to experience hands-on the value of local farms and food.

From scenic carriage rides and cider pressing to sheep shearing, live musical entertainment, and locally grown and prepared foods, Harvest Fair has connected people to the land for the last 16 years.

Visit to learn more.

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