Parades are fun, and a great way for you to be involved in your community. The floats, marching bands, color guards, and seeing friends make for quite a day. More importantly, parades are an excellent opportunity to get your name in front of your entire community. From the Rose Parade to your local school's event, parades are an incredible way to gain exposure. Additionally, becoming a sponsor of a parade is a great opportunity for you to generate goodwill in your community. If you’re participating or being a sponsor in a parade, you’re going to need to design a good vinyl banner.

Picking the right banner printing company can be the difference between being remembered and being forgotten. Additionally, you need to plan out the design of your vinyl banner carefully. Of course, banners aren’t the only thing you can use to advertise in the parade.

You Have Options Besides a Vinyl Banner

In addition to vinyl banners, you can put car magnets on your vehicle. This is great because traffic moves slowly, and allows spectators to get a good look.  Another good option is freebies you can pass out along the parade route. You can use printed pens, whistles, or other branded items.

Now, to Designing Your Banner

You’re going to have to put a lot of graphic design work into your banner. Considerations should include color coordination, white space, and matching the theme to your parade.

Keep Your Vinyl Banner Fresh

If you have more than one chance to do parades, never reuse the same banner. Assuming you do a good job with your new banner design, people will remember it. If they see the same banner, they’ll know you’re cutting corners.

Coordination of Colors Comes First

When you’re designing your vinyl banner for the parade, take the time of the year into consideration. If it’s 4th of July, Memorial Day, or Labor Day, use red white and blue colors. Additionally, if you’re sponsoring a school parade, try to use the school’s colors.

Keep on Message with Your Vinyl Banner

Just like you want to keep your colors coordinated with the theme of the parade, make sure you keep your messaging related to your business or the parade. If it’s a holiday parade, mention Happy Holidays. If it’s a school parade, consider the school’s slogan.


With these tips, you’re ready to design a banner that people will remember, which turns into calls. Bigger Better Banner has the tools you need to design and print your banner. Call (888) 958-1991, email, or follow the instructions on our homepage to begin designing your custom banners. You can also learn about the pricing of vinyl banners