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 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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Red Bird Bakery Photo
556 East Cotati Ave., Cotati, CA 94931

Red Bird Bakery is a family owned business specializing in handcrafted breads, pastry, cakes and delights. Let our passion feed your temptation.

Jewels To Junk Photo
8025 Gravenstein Highway, Cotati, CA 94931

Jewels to Junk is a small store in Cotati that deals in New and Used merchandise. We are constantly purchasing from auctions, closeout sales, and overstock sales to find items that we can pass on to…

China Chef Photo
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.

Acre Pizza Logo Photo
8175 Gravenstein Highway, Cotati, CA 94931

We strive to craft the best pizza in Sonoma County. Using the highest quality ingredients and sourcing locally as much as possible. California-grown vine-ripe tomatoes Fresh Mozzarella from Double 8…

The Hub Cyclery Photo
7880 Old Redwood Highway, Cotati, CA 94926

We are dedicated to great customer service and have a wide and varied background in cycling. We’ve both been involved in racing mountain, road and triathlon events. However, our love shifted to ultra…

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…