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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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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.

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

Redwood Cafe has been a dining destination for nearly 30 years. Serving Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch and Dinner to happy patrons. Redwood Cafe was once one of Sonoma County’s best kept secrets but, now…

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…

Mai Vietnamese Cuisine Photo
8492 Gravenstein Highway, Cotati, CA 94931

Best Vietnamese Food in Sonoma County. Located in the Apple Valley Plaza, across the highway from Lowe's. Open Tuesday through Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m.…

Red Bird Bakery Photo
556 East Cotati Avenue, 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.

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

Weekly Certified Farmers Market every Thursday 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, flowers,…

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…

Tradewinds Photo
8210 Old Redwood Highway, Cotati, CA 94931

Tradewinds Bar is an Open welcoming establishment that provides a non-racist, non-sexist place for people of all kinds.