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…

China Chef Photo
7991 Old Redwood Highway, Cotati, CA 94931

Welcome to China Chef Restaurant at Cotati Ca. Best Chinese food in town. We will serve you with fresh, delicious, healthy Chinese food in a warm, comfortable environment.

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…

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…