Bright lights illuminated a dense crowd of people walking over a freshly packed dirt track at Nationwide Arena late Saturday morning.
Children dashed around the arena floor, and families posed for photos in front of decorated monster trucks ahead of the main Monster Jam show that afternoon.
Jason and Denise Good were among the parents guiding their children — 3-year-old Joshua and 7-year-old James — through the attractions at the Monster Jam Pit Party.
The family drove from Dayton to attend the show, which was the first big event they’ve attended since the pandemic began, Denise Good, 38, said.
“For the kids’ point of view, it’s huge to be out and to learn to socialize, how to act in a social setting, how to act around other kids,” Jason Good, 46, said. “We’re social creatures, so it’s important to learn those