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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 Village Cotati
8501 Gravenstein Highway, Cotati, CA 94931

Opened in Spring of 2016, China Village is excited to offer its guests traditional Chinese home-style cooking made from fresh, high-quality ingredients in the warm and friendly ambience of our new…

Walking Elephant
Contact us directly, Cotati, CA 94931

Walking Elephant Theatre Company creates innovative live documentary pieces for social and ecological healing. The original productions are created from conversations and interviews between youth and…

North Light Books & Cafe
550 E. Cotati Avenue, Cotati, CA 94931

North Light is a local, independent bookstore providing SSU textbooks for over 20 years. We are owned and operated by SSU graduates and students, and work closely with SSU professors to find less…

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. -…

Acme Burger
550 E. Cotati Avenue, Cotati, CA 94931

Acme Burger is a casual restaurant focusing on community togetherness and simple, local, and exceptionally good food and drink at an affordable price. We feature Sonoma Mountain Beef burgers (locally…

Fiber Circle Studio in Cotati
8099 La Plaza, Suite H, Cotati, CA 94931

Fiber Circle Studio, located in Sonoma County, CA, focuses on offering fiber related workshops, and equipment in the areas of weaving, spinning, fiber processing, sewing, dyeing, knitting, crocheting…