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Jul
1
Sun
Fireworks over Bodega Bay @ Westside Park
Jul 1 @ 9:30 pm
Aug
18
Sat
The Cotati Accordion Festival @ LaPlaza Park
Aug 18 @ 9:30 am – 8:30 pm

Honorary Director Paul Rogers

featuring:

Netta Skog (Finland)
Gabe Hall-Rodriguez
Stas Venglevski
Joan Sommers with Stas
Cory Pesaturo
Matthias Matzke (Germany)
Those Darn Accordions
the Mad Maggies
The Great Morgani
Future Accordion Stars
Golden State Accordion Band
the GRAND FINALE!
More acts will be added as they are confirmed.

Link to Vendor Applications:
Apply now for best placement.

Link to Advertise in 2018 Souvenir Program.

PARKING AND SHUTTLE INFO HERE.
SHUTTLE PICK UP FROM SMART TRAIN AS WELL.
READ ABOUT IT HERE.

WE HAVE T-SHIRTS AND POSTERS
AVAILABLE FOR SALE.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED PLEASE WRITE TO: merchandise@cotatifest.com 
and we will get back to you with availability and pricing.

See more at www.cotatifest.com

Aug
19
Sun
The Cotati Accordion Festival @ LaPlaza Park
Aug 19 @ 9:30 am – 8:30 pm

Honorary Director Paul Rogers

featuring:

Netta Skog (Finland)
Gabe Hall-Rodriguez
Stas Venglevski
Joan Sommers with Stas
Cory Pesaturo
Matthias Matzke (Germany)
Those Darn Accordions
the Mad Maggies
The Great Morgani
Future Accordion Stars
Golden State Accordion Band
the GRAND FINALE!
More acts will be added as they are confirmed.

Link to Vendor Applications:
Apply now for best placement.

Link to Advertise in 2018 Souvenir Program.

PARKING AND SHUTTLE INFO HERE.
SHUTTLE PICK UP FROM SMART TRAIN AS WELL.
READ ABOUT IT HERE.

WE HAVE T-SHIRTS AND POSTERS
AVAILABLE FOR SALE.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED PLEASE WRITE TO: merchandise@cotatifest.com 
and we will get back to you with availability and pricing.

See more at www.cotatifest.com

May
18
Sat
125th Annual Luther Burbank Rose Parade & Festival @ Downtown Santa Rosa, Ca
May 18 @ 9:00 am

Though the famed horticulturist Luther Burbank took part in the event as early as 1914, the annual tradition began in 1894 with the first Rose Carnival.  It continued until 1926 when it was canceled due to Burbank’s death, shortly before the festival.  A longer hiatus was observed during the World Wars.

The Junior Chamber of Commerce ‘Jaycees’ revived the event in 1950, renaming it in honor of Burbank. It has been held every year since and always with a parade. Many elements have changed over the years. The original affairs offered the grandeur of coronation balls and the pageantry of royal courts; later versions offered regattas, bicycle and running races, fireworks and tennis. The parade, though, has always been the central activity.?

Since its rebirth in 1950 the parade has become an annual event on the third Saturday in May, drawing a strong showing of local school marching bands, floats built by community and service organizations, equestrian teams, and units honoring local veterans.?

Festival activities, particularly fun and games for children, became a larger part of the day with the 100th anniversary event in 1994. The Luther Burbank Rose Parade & Festival became a formal tax-exempt corporation in 1994 after the last of its parent organizations disbanded. Community members, determined to keep the annual tradition alive, formed a 12-member board of directors. The volunteer group works year-round to produce the event, which meets an annual budget of $100,000 through sponsorships, grants, and parade and vendor fees.