Wexford is a hub of creativity and entertainment with an extensive year-round calendar of annual Wexford festivals, events and cultural activities. This means you will never be short of something entertaining to see and do on a Wexford Staycation.

We are delighted that some of our most renowned festivals will be taking place over the coming months including the Wexford Festival Opera, the Wexford Fringe Festival, the Wexford Spiegeltent Festival and the Wexford Winterland Festival.

Festival Highlights Include:


Wexford Festival Opera

The international Wexford Festival Opera will take place in Wexford Town from 21st October – 6th November 2022 .Wexford Festival Opera brings forgotten artistic pieces back to life through a feast of sound and award winning sets and costumes, all set against the backdrop of the majestic National Opera House. Clayton Whites Hotel is a proud sponsor of Wexford Festival Opera.


Wexford Fringe Festival

The Wexford Fringe Festival coincides annually with the Wexford Festival Opera and offers a variety of entertainment and cultural events.


Wexford Spiegeltent Festival

The Wexford Spiegeltent Festival on Wexford Town quayside hosts the best of music, comedy, opera, theatre, film and kids’ shows in a giant Victorian circus style tent. The festival will run from October 2022 with dates and acts to be announced.


Wexford Winterland

Get in the festive spirit with this celebration of all things winter!  Santa’s North Pole Experience (28th November – 23rd December 2021) will have you feeling the joys of Christmas. Wexford on Ice is one of Ireland’s biggest and best rinks and will hopefully return in Winter 2022 when restrictions allow so on Wexford Town’s quay front.

February 2022

Country Music Weekend – Paddy’s 27th Annual Get Together

Packages for 1, 2 & 3 nights Dinner, B&B and entry to the country music event.


  • Fri Night 25th February Paddy O’Brien and his band Plus Declan Nerney and his band
  • Sat Night 26th February Paddy O’Brien and his band Plus Gerry Guthrie and his band
  • Sun Night 27th February Paddy O’Brien and his band Plus Jimmy Buckley and his band
  • Sat Afternoon 26th February Tony, Theresa and The Stars
  • Sun Afternoon 27th February Tr Dallas

For more information or to book, click the following link

March 2022

Pat & Faye Shortt “Well”

Sat 12th March 2022 at Clayton Whites Hotel, Wexford.
This comic Father and Daughter duo bring their madcap characters to the stage in ‘’Well”. Showcasing their extraordinary comedy talents and their exceptional ability to bring humour to the most everyday situation with an array of superbly funny characters.
For more information on the event or to purchase Tickets @ €30 (plus booking fee) visit

Annual Art and Craft Exhibition

 22nd October – 3rd November 2019

Daily from 10am – 6pm

Each year Clayton Whites Hotel celebrates and supports the very best of Irish artistry and handmade crafts with an annual art and craft exhibition held at the hotel. This locally renowned art and craft exhibition runs throughout the Wexford Festival Opera and is hosted in the lobby, 1st floor and business centre areas of the hotel.


Get in Touch

Book your stay now at Clayton Whites Hotel and experience one of these fabulous Wexford Festivals. Call +353 53 912 2311 or see here for our latest special offers


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