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Summernats returns to Canberra in January every year, bringing together car enthusiasts from all over Australia for four days of automotive mayhem! In 2025 from January 2nd to the 5th, Canberra will be home to the biggest and best car festival in the country, featuring a range of activities and events to suit all tastes.

Find convenient accommodation at Novotel Canberra, an easy light rail trip from outside the hotel straight up Northbourne to EPIC showgrounds or a quick 10minute drive. Watch the Summernats City Cruise down Northbourne Ave at 12pm from First Edition Canberra. Located on level 1, relax with a local beverage and take advantage of the birds eye view overlooking Northbourne Ave.

Here’s a rundown of what to expect this year:

Burnout Competitions: The heart and soul of Summernats, the burnout competitions are not to be missed! Watch as drivers rev their engines and spin their wheels, creating huge clouds of smoke as they try to impress the judges and the crowds. The burnouts are a test of technical skill as well as horsepower, and are sure to get your adrenaline pumping.

Cruising: Take a leisurely cruise around the grounds and check out the amazing cars on display. Whether you’re into classic muscle cars, hot rods, or modern supercars, there’s something for everyone at Summernats.

Car Displays: Marvel at the stunning cars on display, from rare and exotic models to custom-built creations. The car displays are a great opportunity to chat with owners and get up close and personal with some of the most beautiful vehicles in the world.

Trade Shows: Check out the latest automotive products and services from leading manufacturers and retailers. From performance parts to car care products, the trade shows at Summernats have it all.

Live Music: Rock out to some of Australia’s best bands and DJs, with a lineup of live music that’s sure to keep you entertained all weekend long. From classic rock to electronic beats, there’s something for everyone at Summernats.

Celebrity Guests: Meet and greet with some of the biggest names in the automotive industry, from car builders to racing legends. Get autographs, take photos, and chat with your idols at Summernats.

Food and Drinks: Refuel with a range of delicious food and drink options, from classic festival fare to gourmet treats. There’s something for every taste and budget, so you can keep going all day and night!

Summernats is the ultimate car festival, and this year’s event is set to be bigger and better than ever. Don’t miss out on the action – book your accommodation at Novotel Canberra today! Rooms will sell out!