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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 Music 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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Redwood Cafe Photo
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…

New Times Pizza Photo
7582 Commerce Blvd., Cotati, CA 94931

We serve artisan pizza, pasta and salad. We source our ingredients locally and all natural. We also have a boutique market with handmade local packaged foods prepared by Sonoma County craftspeople.…

Cotati Farmers Market Photo
La Plaza Park, Cotati, CA 94926

Weekly Certified Farmers Market Wednesday afternoons, June through September, in Cotati's La Plaza Park. Featuring farm-fresh locally grown fruits and vegetables, nursery stock, flowers, specialty…

Cotati Chamber of Commerce logo Photo
216 E. School St., Cotati, CA 94931

The Cotati Chamber of Commerce is a volunteer member organization of business people and individuals that promotes the economic wellbeing of the City of Cotati and adjacent lands. Maps & publications…

Tradewinds Photo
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.

Stones Throw Photo
8278 Old Redwood Highway, Cotati, CA 94931

The place to go for quality spiritually-oriented local gifts for the body, mind, and spirit including jewelry, fine art, crafts, crystals, health products, and more.