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6 Great Seattle Outdoor Event Sign Ideas

June 02, 2022

Summer is finally here, which means live concerts, Farmer’s markets, and other outdoor events will be taking place all over the greater Seattle area. If you’re heading up the planning committee of any outdoor event this season, don’t forget to ensure you’ve got the correct signage.

Read on to discover six great signage options for your upcoming outdoor event in Seattle.

Benefits of Signage

Event signage offers a wide range of benefits, such as:

  • Attracting more visitors
  • Increasing brand awareness
  • Additional revenue streams (selling ad space)
  • Wayfinding
  • People will be able to find your event, get a parking space, and make their way around the venue without getting lost or frustrated. Believe it or not, finding a restroom at some outdoor events can often feel like you’re looking for a needle in a haystack! 

Lawn Signs

From internal wayfinding to directions to the event, lawn signs place a critical role in making sure things go as smoothly as possible. You can have them made in a wide range of sizes, in vibrant colors, single or double-sided, and at a very reasonable price.

Best of all, yard signs are easy to set up—simply find an appropriate place to install and gently hammer in the metal stakes. They’ll also stand up to anything that the inclement Seattle weather can throw at them.

Vehicle Graphics

Imagine if you could capture the attention of over 50,000 people per day! You can with a vehicle graphic, and you’d be surprised at the sheer number of people who drive by any given intersection in a 24-hour period of time. 

From getting your personal car wrapped to hiring a huge trailer, there’s no limit on the size of a vehicle graphic. Consider getting a vehicle magnet if wrapping a partial or entire car, truck, or van is out of the question. 

You can easily install a vehicle magnet and remove it in a few seconds, and it won’t damage or mar the paint or finish of your vehicle. You can also use high-resolution photos and images for a very vibrant and professional look.


Also known as sandwich signs, an A-board can perform a wide range of outdoor event duties, such as:

  • Menu board
  • Wayfinding sign
  • Parking lot sign
  • Encouraging impulse buying
  • You can get an A-frame sign made out of a wide range of materials such as magnetic, corkboard, dry-erase, and chalkboard. At McNamara Signs, we can also create a one-time-use sandwich sign out of bright and durable vinyl stickers and a PVC plastic or metal frame.

Outdoor Banners

No outdoor event is complete without an outdoor banner flying gracefully overhead. Farmer’s markets and other similar venues use outdoor banners to let the general public know where they’re located.

If the wind is a concern, you can have your outdoor banner made out of a vinyl mesh material that consists of thousands of tiny little holes. When viewed from the intended viewing distance, the holes seem to disappear—but are silently working in the background as they allow the wind to pass harmlessly through.

Pop Up Banners

A pop up banner does just that—it “pops” up from a compacted tube or holding case. Popup banners are ideal for when you have a little crew, and the majority of the outdoor event work will be done by just a few people. All it takes is just one person to set up a pop up banner.

Some Seattle outdoor events will use a retractable banner as a backdrop. Attendees can have their pictures taken and post them to their social media accounts, and this often draws more attention as people like and comment on their posts.

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