UPDATE MARCH 12, 2020 – This event has been postponed. Monster Jam is coming, Rocket City Moms and Dads! Race to save the date for April 3-5 at the VBC Arena!
Ever been to a monster truck show? The boys and I took in our first one a few years ago and had a blast. Monster trucks have two basic tricks: running and jumping over junked cars and doing doughnuts. That’s not a very big repertoire, but if the tricks are good enough, you don’t need a lot of them.
These are good tricks. The trucks fly a little higher and spin a little faster than you think they’re going to, and you’re chuckling to yourself before you realize it. (Also, you’re loving your kids laughing and pointing.) The drivers also compete against each other. They’re timed through a course, and they perform routines not unlike figure skaters.
Well, maybe they trade a little brawn for grace.
Monster Jam Parent Pro-Tips
Monster Jam is a goofy grin-inducing good time, but you and your children must be prepared for a relentless sensory assault. For one thing, it may be the single loudest thing I’ve ever experienced. I have been to scores of rock concerts and car races, and Monster Jam has unseated them all as far as volume is concerned. Ear plugs are an absolute necessity.
For another, you can count on marinating in tire smoke and exhaust for the entire show. People prone to headaches or with breathing difficulties may need to step outside the arena frequently, or skip the event altogether.
With those caveats, know that Monster Jam is a great, family-friendly outing with a highly favorable smiles-to-dollars ratio! We’re looking forward to returning.
Plus… Monster Jam Pit Parties!
At the Monster Jam Pit Party, you can see the massive trucks up close, meet your favorite drivers and crews, get autographs, take pictures and enjoy other family-friendly activities. It’s an unforgettable part of the Monster Jam experience where special connections are made and lifelong fans are born.
Saturday April 4, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM and Sunday April 5, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Monster Jam 2020 Details
Where: VBC Arena, Huntsville (map)
April 3-5, 2020 – UPDATE MARCH 12, 2020 – This event has been postponed.
Friday at 7:00 PM
Saturday at 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM
Sunday at 2:00 PM
Doors open one hour before each show.
Cost: Tickets start at $15 | Purchase yours online in advance!
View Website | Monster Jam on Facebook
*Avoid transaction fees by purchasing tickets at VBC box office.
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