The best places in Seattle to meet people over 40

The best places in Seattle to meet people over 40 include fun activities for all ages. Washington has an abundance of cheap and free things to do for making friends with baby boomers, seniors, or anyone.

Many of these meeting places are free. If something is free, or very inexpensive, what do you have to lose? Every venue on this list draws quality people (and a few quirky types).  So, any guy or gal who wants to make friends, either platonic or romantic, should make time for these great Seattle social scenes.

First Thursday Seattle Art Walk

The Seattle Art Walk at Pioneer Square is definitely one of the hippest places to meet people of all ages, and browsing art is very chic. The Pioneer Square area is quaint and inspiring; however, women might want to bring pals along during the winter months when the Art Walk takes place after sundown. (The Art Walk is light all summer.) Art gives everyone something to talk about, even if the viewer just says, “Wow!” or, “What the heck is that?”  The Seattle Art Walk takes place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month.  See FirstThursdaySeattle.com.

Wander the Trippy Molbak’s Garden Store

Visiting Molbak’s nursery in Woodinville is a very green thing to do. Baby boomers are finding that gardening fits into the 1960s ideology of getting back to the land, and Molbak’s nursery is free fun as long as visitors keep their green in their pockets.  This magical garden center has free classes where anyone can find friends with similar interests.  Woodinville is about 12 miles northeast of Seattle.  See Molbaks.com

Farmer’s Markets in Seattle

Everyone needs to eat, so why not go to a market where the food is organic and the people are friendly. These mini “street fairs” are modeled after European street markets and are cool places to meet local people.  Here are the most popular farmer’s markets in the city.

•The Ballard Sunday Farmer’s Market sells fruits, veggies, and fresh, sustainable foods every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

•The University District Farmers Market has tasty cheese, French bread, jams, and produce, along with live music every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

•The Fremont Market is more like a flea market than a farmer’s market, so go to the Freemont Market on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to meet new people, but look for produce at the nearby Fremont P.C.C. store.

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