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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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Amy's Chinese Kitchen
8577 Gravenstein Highway, Cotati, CA 94931

Delicous Asian-Style Chinese food located in Cotati on the corner of Gravenstein Highway and Old Redwood Highway. Open Monday through Saturday: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. and Sunday: 12 - 9 p.m.

Tiny Thai fresh rolls
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.

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…

Cotati Veterans Memorial Hall
8505 Park Avenue, Cotati, CA 94931

The Cotati Veterans Memorial Building is located in the middle of a city park. The Cotati facility is an ideal location for parties, small weddings, dances, meetings and small concerts including…

Spancky’s Bar
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.

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…

Friar Tucks Pub
8201 Old Redwood Highway, Cotati, CA 94931

Friar Tucks is a great place to come for lunch, dinner, and even a drink after work. Join us on Tues. for beer pong, Weds. for karaoke, Thurs. night is College Night, we have Flash Back Fridays with…