Date: Every year at the end of July
Place of Event: Nanao Marine Park
Related Website: Monterey Jazz Festival in Noto (Japanese only)
Founded in 1989, this festival is designed to promote international exchange with Nanao’s sister city, Monterey in the United States. The Monterey Jazz Festival (MJF) has given Nanao City sole rights to use the title and join them in one of the world’s three most famous jazz festivals, held every year at the end of July. In addition to the amateurs and professionals that play, there are a variety of musicians to enjoy including the MJF All Star Band selected from Monterey High School Big Band.