In 1961, the Molde Jazz Festival that is the oldest fest in Europe was first held here. Since 1961, the music event has regularly been held in July. Today, the jazz festival is incredibly prestigious. It is visited by performers and music addicts from all over the world. In recent years, the fest program has been extended significantly. It is no longer limited to musical performances.
During the opening of the festival, the â€śjazz paradeâ€ť is held in the main city streets. There are over twenty platforms for jazz bandsâ€™ performances. Remarkably, famous performers, as well as young bands, take part in the fest. Here, the guests of the oldest jazz festival in Europe can have fun, take themed tours, attend conferences, enjoy interesting street performances, and buy souvenirs.
The locals are quite discreet and modest and can seem strange to many foreigners. People are accustomed to diligence and modesty since their childhood. Even wealthy people wear modest clothes and drive budget cars. Here, it is not acceptable to expose prosperity. One of the main features of a national character is integrity. The locals also love and preserve nature.
Many citizens are the members of different environment protection associations. The most favorite entertainment of local people is outdoor recreation. At the beginning of the 20th century, beautiful parks and gardens were planted here. Due to the abundance of flowers, Molde is often called the City of Roses. In Molde and its surroundings, there are a lot of beautiful parks and other places where you can walk or fish.