Cotati Plaza

Cotati

Located in the center of Sonoma County on the Highway 101 corridor, Cotati (pop. 7,275) is a modern community with strong historic roots, particularly in agriculture and music.

Because of a gap in the coastal mountains to the west, coastal fog often reaches Cotati in the summer, creating a milder and somewhat cooler climate than in neighboring communities such as Santa Rosa or Sebastopol. Laid out in the 1890s and covering less than two square miles, Cotati is one of only two towns nationwide (the other is Detroit) with a hexagon street pattern instead of the standard grid.

The heart of Cotati is La Plaza Park, a California Historic Landmark. Each year it comes alive with Cajun beats, music with a Spanish flair and much, much more during the Cotati Accordion Festival, the largest event of its type in California.

Accordion lovers worldwide travel to Cotati for a weekend of fun, food, and squeezebox music. A statue of renowned accordion player Jim Boggio, a co-founder of the festival who died in 1996, occupies a place of honor in the plaza.

The park also hosts a weekly farmers market from June to September, offering locally grown produce and flowers, crafts, specialty foods, live entertainment, and children’s activities. Annual events based in La Plaza Park include the Kids’ Day Parade and Festival, the Cotati Jazz Festival, Oktoberfest, and a holiday tree lighting ceremony.

A restaurant district near the plaza offers diverse dining options, from classic American cuisine to Mexican, Japanese, Italian, and more. 

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China Chef
7991 Old Redwood Highway, Cotati, CA 94931
Welcome to China Chef Restaurant at Cotati Ca. Best Chinese food in town. We will serve you with fresh, delicious, healthy Chinese food in a warm, comfortable environment. Open daily from 11:30 a.m. -…
Flagship Taproom
8099 La Plaza Suite B, Cotati, CA 94931
20 Taps and a delicious menu. Five local guys serving local craft beer, wine & cider including tap takeovers and bottles for sale to go! All ages welcome.
Tradewinds
8210 Old Redwood Highway, Cotati, CA 94931
Tradewinds Bar is an Open welcoming establishment that provides a non-racist, non-sexist place for people of all kinds.
Essence Health & Beauty
8297 Old Redwood Highway, Cotati, CA 94931
In Office & Outcall by Appointment. Specializing for 20 years in Holistic Skincare; Beauty: Novalash brand, (the industry's healthiest) Lash Extensions; Ayurvedic Detox & Rejuvenation Massage;…
Redwood Cafe
8240 Old Redwood Highway, Cotati, CA 94931
Redwood Cafe has been a dining destination for nearly 30 years. Serving Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch and Dinner to happy patrons. Redwood Cafe was once one of Sonoma County’s best kept secrets but, now…