By The Graphic Edge • June 16, 2017

Parade T-Shirts

Starting with Mayday, through the 4th of July, and all summer long, parades are happening almost every weeknd in cities and towns all across the U.S. That means there's a pretty good chance that you found this page because you’re looking for ideas for parade t-shirts. Which is great, because we’ve got ideas, and we’ve got t-shirts, and we love parades!

So let’s narrow the search for the perfect parade shirt with a few questions:

Do you need shirts to wear in a parade or give away along the route?

This is a pretty important question! If you’re looking for your group to wear, you’ll want to select a shirt that

  • Is cool and comfortable to wear on a long, hot day.
  • Wicks sweat!
  • Comes in a wide range of sizes to fit everyone in your group.
  • Is available in eye-catching colors so you get noticed.

Considering all of that we recommend the C2 Performance Tee. This super-affordable performance tee comes in men’s, women’s, and youth styles and is available in 22 vibrant colors. You’ll get a lot of mileage out of this tee because anyone who gets a shirt on parade day will wear it at every opportunity thereafter. They’ll look great and feel great on the day and continue to give you brand exposure for a long time to come afterward. Best of all, this tee only costs about $8 with a one-color design when you buy 24 pieces or more. You can save even more money on larger quantities.

That being said, $8 each is pretty steep if you’re going to be handing out several dozen or more shirts along the parade route. In that case, we encourage you to consider the Gildan Ultra Blend Tee. This is the king of promotional t-shirts and you probably have at least a few of them in your closet.

It’s the go-to giveaway for good reason. First, it’s just a really good shirt – a 50/50 blend of poly/cotton so it’s comfortable to wear and easy to care for. It comes in a huge array of colors and has coordinating styles for men women and youth.

Of course, the Gildan Ultra Blend Tee is also the cheapest custom t-shirt you can buy. And we mean that in the best possible way! You can get this shirt for under $5 with a one-color screen print when you order 36 pieces or more. It’s really pretty affordable way to make a big impact along the parade route – an impact that will reverberate each time the lucky recipients wear their free shirt after the parade is long over.

Design Your Parade T-Shirts Online

Wearing them, handing them out, or both, you can design and buy your parade t-shirts online using our Online T-Shirt Designer. Upload your own artwork or use our extensive collection of clipart to create something new and original.

On the other hand, if design’s just not your thing, you may want to consider letting one of talented graphic artists create something for you. We don’t charge for that. We also don’t charge setup fees, so the prices I mentioned above are real prices. No hidden fees.

So what are you waiting for? Forward –March!