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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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…

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…

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.

Cafe Salsa Photo
8230 Old Redwood Highway, Cotati, CA 94931

Mexican American Grill located in beautiful downtown Cotati. Breakfast specials Mon- Fri 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.! Also enjoy our great Happy Hour Deals from 3 p.m- 6 p.m. during the week. We have 3 big screens…