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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 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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Flagship Taproom Photo
8099 La Plaza, Suite B Cotati, CA 94931

20 Taps and a delicious menu. Five local guys serving local craft beer, wine & cider including tap takeovers and bottles for sale to go! All ages welcome.

Bow N Arrow Clothing Photo
8200 Old Redwood Highway, Cotati, CA 94931

Bow N Arrow Clothing is known for offering bohemian, modern style clothing and accessories at low prices compared to the average boutique!

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…

Walking Elephant Photo
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…

Massage Envy - Santa Rosa Photo
640 E. Cotati Avenue, Cotati, CA 94931

At Massage Envy Spa, we're committed to a stress-free experience, every time. This includes friendly staff, professional massage therapists and a calm, inviting environment.

Oliver's Market - Cotati Photo
546 East Cotati Ave., Cotati, CA 94931

This is where it all began for us in 1988, and in many ways, even today our Cotati store best reflects the heart and soul of our company. It’s a little funky and very friendly. Come on down for a beer…

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…

Spancky’s Bar Photo
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.