KeyBank 500 Festival Snakepit Ball

Race Weekend's Most Exclusive Party



Race weekend’s most exclusive party, the Keybank 500 Festival Snakepit Ball attracts celebrities and VIPs in town for race weekend. Held annually at the Indiana Roof Ballroom, the KeyBank 500 Festival Snakepit Ball is a one-of-a-kind party held on the eve of the Indianapolis 500.


The 2017 KeyBank 500 Festival Snakepit Ball was a sold out event. To get on the 2018 Snakepit Ball ticket waiting list, please fill out the form below. Tickets for the 2018 KeyBank 500 Festival Snakepit Ball will go on sale to the public in March and will cost $325.

If you are a previous ticket holder in search of your ticket renewal option for 2018, please check your email for an exclusive link to renew your tickets. If you have questions, please contact info   



Fast & Fabulous, The Future of Speed

In honor of a month dedicated to being fast and accelerating innovation, the 500 Festival’s most exclusive party invites guests to push the limits and explore speed in an entirely new dimension. Event designer David Reilich and 500 Festival event manager Sara Adams will lead a team focused on harnessing Indy’s desire for speed in a futuristic landscape amid one of Indy’s most high-profile, red carpet occasions.

On May 26, for one night only, The Indiana Roof Ballroom will be transformed into a futuristic party. The future of speed will be incorporated into all facets of the event – from sleek, futuristic décor to gourmet food stations to truly unique signature cocktails presented in innovative ways. With high energy and entertainment that will dazzle attendees, the 2018 KeyBank 500 Festival Snakepit Ball is sure to be an unforgettable evening.


Boasting an eclectic crowd of business and civic leaders, coupled with celebrities and VIPs in town for the Indianapolis 500, the Snakepit Ball experience is like no other event. Each year, the event draws an eclectic celebrity mix. 2017 highlighted numerous celebrity appearances on the televised red carpet, including holocaust survivor and 2017 IPL 500 Festival Parade Grand Marshal, Eva Kor; USA Olympic gymnast Madison Kocian; TV star Nathan Kress; Josh Kaufman; Karen Laine and Mina Starsiak from HGTV’s Good Bones; Scot Pollard from the Indiana Pacers & Survivor; Mike Mills, of R.E.M. and many more!


Actor Nathan Kress on the red carpet at the KeyBank 500 Festival Snakepit Ball



The dance floor will be packed and guests are guaranteed an unforgettable evening. Guests at the KeyBank 500 Festival Snakepit Ball always enjoy nationally recognized, high energy entertainment. In 2017, attendees experienced nonstop entertainment from DJ Kurt Streblow and Josh Kaufman, winner of the sixth season of The Voice. You never know who will show up!


Josh Kaufman performs at the KeyBank 500 Festival Snakepit Ball

Food & Drink

Each year, Snakepit Ball guests enjoy inspired, gourmet food choices at interactive food stations. You’ll also enjoy truly unique, signature cocktails (something the event is known for) presented in innovative ways.