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

Visitor Center open Tuesday through Thursday from 1 to 5 pm. Maps & publications available 24/7. Offering referrals, visitor information, and relocation information. Cotati merchandise available for…

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

Weekly Certified Farmers Market every Wednesday from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., June through August, in Cotati's La Plaza Park, featuring farm-fresh locally grown fruits and vegetables, nursery stock,…

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…

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.

Fiber Circle Studio in Cotati Photo
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…

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…