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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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Redwood Cafe Photo
8240 Old Redwood Highway, Cotati, CA 94931

Bohemian Chic describes this fabulous Cafe. Serving Breakfast, Brunch,Lunch and Dinner for almost twenty years. Redwood Cafe is one of Southern Sonoma County’s best kept secrets. Michael and Moose,…

Marvin's of Cotati Photo
7991 Old Redwood Highway, Cotati, CA 94931

Home cooked breakfast and lunch. Family owned and operated.

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…

Friar Tucks Pub Photo
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…

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.

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…