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 support, sponsor and are involved in. Please consider joining us at these events.

Pebble Beach Food & Wine

Thursday, March 31st – Sunday, April 3rd, 2016

Pebble Beach Food & Wine is the premier epicurean lifestyle event on the West Coast, matching 250 acclaimed wineries and 75 celebrity chefs.   Celebrity chefs and wineries assemble at Pebble Beach to bring you the culinary experience of a lifetime.  Enjoy four days of the best in food and wine–lunches, dinners, wine tastings and cooking demonstrations.

Big Sur International Marathon

Sunday, April 24th, 2016

As a Bronze Level Sponsor of the Big Sur International Marathon, both Little Napoli and Vesuvio are the go-to restaurants for race participants and their entourages. Please make reservations early for this weekend and secure your table with fellow racers and fans.

Carmel Art Festival

Saturday, May 14th – Sunday, May 15th, 2016

Gallery events, lectures, receptions and demonstrations take place at several art galleries in addition to a plein-air painting competition where final works are showcased on Mission Street. This public benefit event is held to educate and inspire people of all ages about the visual arts.

5th Annual Run in the Name of Love

Sunday, June 19th, 2016

Run in the Name of Love is a unique event offering runners and walkers the opportunity to honor or to pay tribute to an individual who is/was a very special person in their lives. Participants will enjoy the charm of the area, historic sites, the natural beauty of the course (including views of sandy white beaches, the dramatic Pacific Ocean, Point Lobos, and Pebble Beach), and a memorable finish line celebration. Held annually on Father’s Day, begin your celebration with exercise, challenge, and fun! The Pèpe family is a proud sponsor of this meaningful and rewarding event.

Carmel Bach Festival

Saturday, July 16th –  Saturday, July 30th 2016

The Carmel Bach festival has a 75-year history where musicians from around the world perform in various venues including Sunset Center, Carmel Mission Basilica, Church in the Forest, Pebble Beach and All Saints Church. Little Napoli contributes and helps sponsor the musicians while performing in town. We create some delicious music-themed menu items during this festival.  Make plans early to dine with us and mingle with the Bach Festival musicians.

Concours on the Avenue

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

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.

Carmel Mission Concours: Car Show & Blessing of the Automobiles

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

An exclusive, one-of-a-kind event combining the passion of fine automobiles with the Faith and the Palate in the “central courtyard” of the historic Carmel Mission, all while enjoying wine from some of Monterey County’s finest vineyards. This event benefits the charities of the Knights of Columbus Carmel Mission Council 4593 and is sure to be an unmissable time!

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

Sunday, August 21st, 2016

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 23th – Sunday, September 25th, 2016

The 7th 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.

Taste of Carmel

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

Please join the Carmel Chamber of Commerce in the historic Carmel Mission Courtyard for an evening of wining, dining and dancing under the stars. Sample from over 30 Carmel restaurants and 20 wineries while music fills the air. Pèpe Winery will be offering our wines for tasting. This is one party you will not want to miss!

Carmel Art and Film Festival

Wednesday, October 21st – Sunday, October 25th, 2016

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.

Carmel-by-the-Glass

Friday, December 9th, 2016

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.

Relais & Châteaux GourmetFest

Thursday, February 25th – Sunday, February 28th, 2016

Building upon the success of the inaugural year it continues to feature the incomparable talent of Relais & Châteaux chefs from around the world, prestigious wineries and the finest luxury brands, all in beautiful Carmel-by-the-Sea. Over the course of four days guests indulge in over 18 events, including a strolling welcome party, wine tastings, rarities events, cooking demos, lunches and dinners, off-site tours and lunches, VIP parties and a closing seafood grill. Each event provides a unique blend of amazing chefs and impressive wine, offering experiences not easily replicated.

Sea Otter Classic

Thursday, April 14th – Sunday, April 17th, 2016

Known as a sprawling and energetic “celebration of cycling”, Sea Otter is cycling’s North American season opener. Professional and amateur athletes alike make the annual pilgrimage to Sea Otter to participate in some of the sport’s most competitive and enduring events.  The Sea Otter Classic also hosts the largest consumer bike exposition in North America.  The four-day, action-packed festival includes an international food court, entertainment, bike demos, stunt shows, and carnival activities for children.  The Sea Otter Classic is located in Monterey County, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.

Winemakers’ Celebration

Saturday, May 7th, 2016

Celebrating the wines and winemakers of Monterey County’s world class growing region, this event displays over 100 incredible wines on Dolores Street (between Ocean and 7th).  Guests will also have the rare opportunity to ask questions and discuss the wines with the winemakers themselves. Be sure to look for the Little Napoli booth for some sweet treats. Salute!

Festa Italia

Friday, September 9th – Sunday, September 11th, 2016

Embrace your inner Italian at Monterey’s Festa Italia.  Monterey transforms into a mecca for all things marinara as this Italian festival takes over Custom House Plaza with Italian favorites like calamari, pizza, pasta, paninis and rice balls.

Pirelli World Championship

Friday, October 7th, – Sunday, October 9th, 2016

One of North America’s finest and longest running auto racing series, the Pirelli World Challenge, will crown their 2016 champions at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.  The popular series boasts a paddock of more than 70 race cars and consists of six classes of vehicles.

TaylorMade Pebble Beach Invitational

Thursday, November 17th – Sunday, November 20th, 2016

The Callaway Golf Pebble Beach Invitational attracts professional and amateur golfers of all stripes to Pebble Beach.  The Invitational gives spectators a special chance to watch their favorite golfers in a more intimate and relaxed environment; viewers can even walk down the fairway right behind the golfers.