Early music festivals is a generic term for musical festivals focused on music before Beethoven, or including historically informed performance of later works. The increase in the number of music festivals specializing in early music is a reflection of the early music revival of the 1970s and 1980s. Many larger festivals such as that an Aix-en-Provence Festival also include early music sections, as do, inevitably, festivals of sacred music; such as the Festival de Música Sacra do Baixo Alentejo, in Portugal. Although most early music festivals are centered on commercial performance, many include also workshops. This articles includes an incomplete list of early music festivals, which may overlap with topics such as list of Bach festivals, list of maritime music festivals, list of opera festivals, and in some cases list of folk festivals.
List of festivals by country
Note this list includes festivals that are annual unless otherwise listed. Festivals which were notable, producing radio-broadcasts and recordings, but now defunct, are listed with an indent at the end of each country listing; for example Gottorfer Barockmusiktage, Germany.
Festival Opera Barocca
Brisbane Baroque - previously Hobart Baroque, ran until 2016
 MIFOH Melbourne International Festival of Organ and Harpsichord, founded by Sergio di Pieri in 1971 and run by an entirely voluntary group until the last concert in 2007. A further series of annual concerts running on the same framework (of concerts, visiting distinguished overseas musicians, and masterclasses) was operated by Professor John Griffiths from 2007-2010, a long time participant in MIFOH 
Montreal Baroque. June.
 Vancouver Early Music Festival. August.
 Pacific Baroque Festival, Victoria, B.C., February/March
 Lameque International Baroque Music Festival, July 
Rovigno Baroque Music Festival
 Varaždin Baroque Evenings (Varaždinske barokne večeri), Baroque Festival since 1971.
Dubrovnik Summer Festival (Dubrovačke ljetne igre), since 1950.
Korkyra Baroque Festival (Korčulanski barokni festival).
Musical Evenings in St Donat (Glazbene večeri u sv. Donatu), since 1960.
Copenhagen Renaissance Music Festival. October–November. 
Festival d'Ambronay, Ambronay. Since 1980. 
Festival de Beaune July.  Festival de l'Abbaye Royale de Fontevraud,
Fontevraud Abbey. Since 1975. Festival de Musique Ancienne de Saint Sevin, Saint Sevin.
August.  Musiques à la Chabotterie,
Vendée. Since 1997. 
Marseille March. 
Nantes Spring. May/June  Musique ancienne, Maguelone,
Villeneuve-lès-Maguelone June.  Haut-Jura
Aix-en-Provence Festival July.  Le Festival Renaissances,
Bar-le-Duc. July.  Musique ancienne de Callas,
Callas, Var. July.  Musique et Mémoire,
Faucogney-et-la-Mer. July.  Rencontres de Musique Médiévale du Thoronet.
Le Thoronet Abbey  Festival de musique de
Conques. July–August.  Festival Baroque de Tarentaise,
Albertville. August.  Le Festival International de Musique Ancienne de Simiane,
Simiane-la-Rotonde. August.  Festival de Sablé,
Sablé-sur-Sarthe. August  Academie Bach,
Arques-la-Bataille. Aug. 
Festival de musique de La Chaise-Dieu, Auvergne. Aug-Sept.  Festival Les Riches Heures de
La Réole. Septembre Festival baroque de
Pontoise. Sept-Oct.  Festival de Lanvellec.
Marseille Autumn. Oct- Dec.  Festival Paris Baroque,
Paris. Nov-Dec.  Saint-Michel en Thiérache,
Saint-Michel, Aisne.  Viola da gamba festival
Asfeld.  Orléans Bach Festival 
Internationale Händel-Festspiele 2013
Bachwoche Ansbach, Ansbach summer. Arolser Barockfestspiele.
Bad Arolsen. May. Bach-Biennale
Weimar. Since 2008, biennial in July. Festival alter Musik Bernau,
Berlin.  Festival Güldener Herbst,
Thuringia; in Weimar, Erfurt, Meiningen, Rudolstadt, Sondershausen, Eisenach, Kühndorf, Suhl and Molsdorf. October  Händelfestspiele
Magdeburger Telemann-Festtage, Magdeburg  Tage Alter Musik,
Berlin Oct.  Landshuter Hofmusiktage, Landshut
Bachfest Leipzig, Leipzig. June Montalbâne festival of Medieval music, Schloss Neuenburg,
Freyburg. June.  Musica Viva,
Osnabrück Land. Schloss Bad Iburg, Schloss Gesmold, Schloss Königsbrück, various churches and monasteries. September.  Tage Mitteldeutscher Barockmusik.
 Tage Alter Musik Herne,
Herne. November. Tage Alter Musik
, Regensburg, Whitsun  Tage Alter Musik im Saarland (TAMiS),
Saarbrücken, March/April  Sanssouci,
Potsdam June 
Thüringer Bachwochen, Thuringia. March/April.  Bayreuth Baroque
Sept.  Zeitfenster - Biennale Alter Musik,
Berlin. Biannual in April.  Internationales Heinrich-Schütz-Fest. Moves location, biannual.
Gottorfer Barockmusiktage, ran from 2002-2006.
Bach in Jerusalem Festival 
Grandezze & Meraviglie, Festival Musicale Estense,
Modena. Sept/Nov. Since 1998  Settimane barocche di Brescia,
Brescia.  Festival di Cremona Claudio Monteverdi,
Cremona. May.  FIMA - Festival di Musica Antica,
Urbino. July.  FTMA - Festival Toscano di Musica Antica.
Pisa.  Festival Galuppi,
Venice.  Collegio Ghislieri di Pavia - Primavera Barocca. March–June. Since 2003.
  Musica Antica a Magnano,
Magnano July/Sept.   Mousiké - Festival di musica antica del Mediterraneo,
Bari  Musica Antica in Sicilia, Associazione
, Antonio il Verso Palermo. Dec.  
Piccola Accademia di Montisi, Tuscany. Workshops for harpsichordists. July.  Garda Trentino International Early Music Weeks, Riva del Garda.  
Major festivals with some early music events:
Stresa, Lake Maggiore. Some early music events.   Ravenna Festival. Some early music events. June/July.
 Bolzano Festival. Some early music events. 
 Alessandro Scarlatti Festival, Palermo, Sicily, ran 1999-2002
Senās mūzikas festivāls, every July in the
Rundāle Palace.  Baroka mūzikas dienas Rēzeknē (Baroque Music Days Rezekne), every September 2005 – 2016 in Rezekne city, Latgale region and Riga.
West Coast Early Music Festival,
Oeiras, Lisbon SIMA - Série ibérica de Música Antiga,
Castelo Branco Festival Internacional de Música Barroca de Faro, FIMBF,
Faro Fora do Lugar - Early Music(s) International Festival, Idanha-a-Nova (UNESCO Creative City of Music)
Belgrade Early Music Festival 
American Bach Soloists Festival & Academy. San Francisco, California. Since 2010.
 Amherst Early Music Festival.
New London, Connecticut. 
Aston Magna Music Festival. Great Barrington, Massachusetts.
Baldwin Wallace Bach Festival 
Carmel Bach Festival
English Bach Festival  Bloomington Early Music Festival,
Indiana  Berkeley Festival & Exhibition, presented by The San Francisco Early Music Society. Since 1990.
Boston Early Music Festival.
Boulder Bach Festival. Boulder, Colorado Carmel Bach Festival,
Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. 
Indianapolis Early Music Festival, Indiana. Since 1966.  Houston Early Music Festival,
Houston, Texas.  Madison Early Music Festival,
Madison, Wisconsin. Since 2000.  New York Early Music Celebration,
New York City. Since 2004.  Piccolo Spoleto Festival Early Music Series,
Charleston, South Carolina.  Santa Cruz Baroque Festival,
Santa Cruz, California.  Texas Toot - The Texas Early Music Festival. Workshops.
 Twin Cities Early Music Festival and Baroque Instrumental Program.
Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota. Since 2014.  Washington Early Music Festival], Washington, D.C.