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.

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.


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.

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.