Special Events

Carmel-by-the-Sea, Pebble Beach and the entire Monterey Peninsula are a premier destination for special events which draw crowds from around the world. Listed below is a calendar of upcoming events the Pèpe family is involved in. Please consider joining us at these events.

Carmel Bach Festival

July 18th –  August, 2015
The 2013 Bach Festival takes place in multiple venues throughout Carmel. Little Napoli contributes and helps sponsor the musicians while performing in town. We create some delicious music-themed menu items during the Back Festival. Make plans early to dine with us and mingle with the Back Festival musicians.

Concours on the Avenue

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015
Carmel’s premier autoshow presenting antique “marquee” vehicles all presented throughout the city streets. This is a free event, and everyone is welcome to stroll the streets and mingle with the car owners. Little Napoli, Vino Napoli and Vesuvio are host to many of the car owners and judges. Make plans to be part of the action and make reservations early.

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

Sunday, August 16th, 2015
Once each year, on the third Sunday in August, about 200 of the most prized collector cars and motorcycles in the world roll the famed eighteenth fairway at Pebble Beach. Tire meets turf and transformation occurs: the stage is set for one of the most competitive events in the automotive world. The occasion is the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Pèppoli at the Inn at Spanish Bay is the featured restaurant for the car collectors, and many of these million dollar works of art are on display in front of the hotel also.

Carmel Authors and Ideas

Friday, September 25th – Sunday, September 27th, 2015
The 6th annual Carmel Authors and Ideas Festival will bring to Carmel-by-the-Sea more than 35 award winning authors and speakers, including authors of New York Times best-sellers, Pulitzer and Nobel Prize winners, as well as winners of virtually every prestigious literary award and much more. Little Napoli and Vesuvio have been involved since it’s inception, and we are proud to continue to be a supporting sponsor.

Carmel Art and Film Festival

Wednesday, October 21st – Sunday, October 25th, 2015
The 4th annual Carmel Art and Film promises to be our most exciting yet. The event fills five exciting days of independent film complemented by contemporary art and music. Films are shown throughout the village and at various times. Please check the website for more information. Vesuvio Restaurant and Bar is the hot spot for filmmakers and guests to gather and share stories about their experiences at the festival.


Friday, December 11th, 2015
Carmel-by-the-Glass is a fun-filled winemakers’ celebration at the La Playa Hotel. Mingle with locals and visitors while you enjoy regional wines, light bites and music all set to a Christmas Holiday theme. Ticket information →