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 19th – 31st October 2021 .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 20th October – 31st October 2021.


Wexford Winterland

Get in the festive spirit with this celebration of all things winter! Ice-skating and 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 run from 27th November 2021 – 5th January 2022 on Wexford Town’s quay front.

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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