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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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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…

Spancky’s Bar Photo
8201 Old Redwood Highway, Cotati, CA 94931

"The live band epicenter of Cotati is Spancky's!" A unique bar, nightclub and concert venue where you can enjoy a cold beer or full bar menu of creative cocktails.

Sweet Pea Children's Boutique Photo
70 W. Cotati Avenue, Cotati, CA 94931

Sweet Pea is your ultimate "local" store. We have 1000's of recycled items from our community as well as locally handmade items - perfect for that special gift. We'll look at your items by appointment…

Cafe Salsa Photo
8230 Old Redwood Highway, Cotati, CA 94931

Mexican American Grill located in beautiful downtown Cotati. Breakfast specials Mon- Fri 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.! Also enjoy our great Happy Hour Deals from 3 p.m- 6 p.m. during the week. We have 3 big screens…

China Village Cotati Photo
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…

Tiny Thai fresh rolls Photo
8238 Old Redwood Highway, Cotati, CA 94931

Located in Downtown Cotati, Tiny Thai offers big flavor in traditional Thai cuisine. Our small size allows us to give our customers great prices.

Bow N Arrow Clothing Photo
8200 Old Redwood Highway, Cotati, CA 94931

Bow N Arrow Clothing is known for offering bohemian, modern style clothing and accessories at low prices compared to the average boutique!

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…