The kids are out of school, the weather’s heating up, and if you’re like us, you’re dreaming of days spent lounging by the pool or that tropical beach vacation you have planned. Summer is in full swing!
Chances are, you probably notice signs of the new season in your design work too. Whether you’re gearing up for summer camp designing name tags and t-shirts for the kiddos, you’re working to create product packaging or branding for a business with a summertime aesthetic, or you want to get crafty at home and create some cute tropical-themed DIY décor, there are so many fun summer projects you may be working on. So, what better time to revamp your collection of summer fonts than now?
Best Summer Fonts
We’ve put together a huge collection of some of the hottest summer fonts to use in your work. Grab an umbrella drink, pull up a seat, and browse through the collection below to discover some of your favorite summer-themed fonts for your upcoming projects!
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Summer Surfing is at the top of our list because it serves up some major summer vibes. This font duo features both a serif and sans serif font, each available in three styles: Regular, Rough, and Texture. We love having these options so we can choose the style that best fits the design’s overall look!
The other thing we love about this font is that it comes with 13 summer-themed illustrations that add a cute retro style to the design. As you’ll see in the mockup examples, this font looks awesome on print items like menus or posters, product packaging, and logos.
You could even stamp the illustrations on a plain white background to create a cool DIY wallpaper for your beach house or vacation rental. There are so many possibilities for this font, and it will bring the genuine fun of summer to your designs.
This retro-style font is perfect for summer projects that have a vintage aesthetic. We chose this font because it’s easy to read and easy to work with. The shape is great for digital, print, and Cricut or Silhouette projects!
Be sure to give your text a truly unique look by mixing in some of the groovy alternate characters that come with this font. The alternates bring a fun personality to the design.
Tropical is a font for those needing a handwritten or script-style summer font. The bold, flowing letters will look beautiful on various creative projects, including wall art and home décor, wedding invitations, and more.
We especially love the alternates included in this letterset also. They add the perfect amount of flair to complete the look of the entire text.
We can’t help but feel like we’re out in the water catching a wave when we look at this unique font. The wavy style of each letter brings a sense of summertime energy to the screen! Use this font to make a splash on a wide range of design projects.
5. Summer Beach
Summer Beach is a perfect font for any playful and illustrative summer designs you may be working on. The hand-drawn sans-serif letters are full of fun and are sure to brighten up your project!
Since this font is a bit decorative, we recommend using it on text with short phrases, titles, or headings. Pair it with a modern serif font if your project uses a lot of text so the words will be easy for people to read.
If you like this one, be sure to see more of our favorite beach fonts.
Other Outstanding Summer Fonts
Retro Summer is another vintage-inspired font that keeps the summer vibes going strong. It’s a bold retro script font that comes in a clean and rough version, and it’s perfect for branding, product design (We can totally imagine this font on a beach towel or t-shirt), postcards, and more.
For a nice bright beach font option, consider using Beach Vibe. The fun, slightly crooked letterform gives the font a fun look that’s still sharp, clear, and easy to read.
Use a combination of uppercase (serif letters) and lowercase (sans-serif) letters to give your text some stylistic variety.
Liven up your next summer design with Your Summer. This cute tropical-themed display font is covered in adorable design accents that give the text a maximal look while still being cohesive and readable.
Since this font is highly decorative, we recommend saving it for display purposes, (designs with single words or short phrases). We love it for logos, product packaging, and even stationery designs like thank-you notes. Anything that needs to make a statement!
Tiki Tropical Summer Font is another great option to add a little island vibes to your graphic designs! The letters come in a regular set and a tropical set that looks like the letters are made from tiki wood.
In addition to the font itself, we also love this download for the free bonus illustrations it comes with. Enjoy five free bonus illustrations to turn up the heat on your designs.
If you like this one, be sure to see more of our favorite Hawaiian fonts.
With its cute bubble letters, Summer Diary will give your projects a light and airy look that captures the fun, playful, and free spirit of summer.
Our favorite thing about this font is that it’s layered. It comes with a regular style and a bold style. Place the bold style behind the regular to have the color of the bold font shine through on your text. Of course, you can also use the two styles separately too.
We love this font on t-shirt designs and product packaging, but you can use it for all projects with a youthful look.
Wave Path is another font perfect for a wide range of designs. The wavy strokes of each letter make it especially fitting for projects with summer or beach themes.
This pretty handwritten script font is for all you music festival fans! Late spring and early summer is peak festival season, and Summer Festival will help you capture that fun, free-spirited vibe.
Of course, festival designs aren’t the only project this font can be used for. We suggest keeping this download on hand for wedding decorations, home décor, apparel design for t-shirts or tank tops, or any other project that needs a beautiful script.
Summer Feeling is a bold serif display font with a bit of a retro touch. We love this font for food packaging, festival or event posters, website or digital graphic designs. Use it for anything that needs a strong title font that’s easy to read and grabs the audience’s attention.
Plunge into your next project with Floaty, a loose and wavy bubble letter font. This font consists of all uppercase letters, but the soft shape of each letter and the kerning between makes the font easy to read and gives it a relaxed vibe.
Here’s another tribal-inspired font perfect for tropical or island-inspired designs. Each letter is made of detailed wooden texture, and there are plenty of ligatures to add a little extra style to the look of the text.
To level up your text even more, we recommend using a mix of the font’s uppercase and lowercase letters together. This will give your project a unique look, especially on designs with headings, titles, or short phrases.
Island Life is inspired by surf culture and captures the fun, loose, and wavy style of fonts from the 70s. This font comes with both uppercase and lowercase letters and has several stylistic alternates to create a custom look for your text.
Get even more creative by experimenting with warp, wave, and bulge text effects to give your design a super cool look.
We couldn’t help but catch feelings for this energetic font. We love this font because with four unique individual styles, it has so many options.
Spring Fling Regular and Spring Fling Italic versions are perfect for when you need a solid font, but the Split and Split Italic versions are perfect for decorative titles and headings. If you want to level up your design even more, we recommend layering the regular and split versions together to create a chromatic effect, as shown in the examples.
Whether you’re creating colorful greeting cards, marketing graphics for summer-themed parties, or events, designing t-shirts for day camp, or creating any other seasonal design, this font will bring a summer energy that will brighten up your project.
Summer Show is a bright and bold font that gives a playful look to the text. We think this font looks best on kid-centered designs, like youth t-shirts or name tags for camps and group activities. Of course, it will look excellent on any playful or lighthearted project you’re working on.
These two fun fonts perfectly balance each other out. The soft curved form of the script strongly contrasts the straight uniform lines of the sans serif font. We love that both versions come in a clean and rough texture, so you can use the font on projects with a weathered or vintage look.
Even if you’re not working on summer-themed projects, we still definitely recommend downloading this font to keep in your collection. The versatile style of the font means you can use it all year long.
Summer Loving is a sharp hand-lettered brush font drawn up in a graffiti-style letterform. We love this font for any boho, beach, or street-style designs. However, it can be dressed up by pairing it with a bold modern sans-serif font for projects that need a more polished look.
This fun-filled font will make all of your summer designs pop! From greeting cards to pool party invitations and beyond, Summer Blaster is the perfect choice if you need a sans-serif typeface that is bold and professional but still a little playful.
We think this font looks best when used in bright colors. Don’t be afraid to get creative and let the text’s sunny personality shine by experimenting with unique color combinations!
Tropical Summer Font Bundle is a collection of four retro-inspired fonts. The download includes a gothic font, two script fonts, and an all-caps display font (sans-serif). Along with the fonts, this download includes six free tropical illustrations that are a great way to jumpstart designs like logos or product packaging.
We know a good font bundle when we see one. Be sure to download this font if you’re looking for a font option with a lot of variety.
We love how a script and sans-serif font pairing looks, so this font duo is definitely one of our favorites…we think it will be one of your favorites too! Forever Summer features a beautiful handwritten script font and a tall and narrow sans-serif marker font.
In addition to the two fonts, the download also includes summer ornaments and bonus glyphs to truly make your design your own. Use it on a variety of design projects, whether they’re summer-themed projects or not.
Say aloha to Halau. This sunny Hawaiian-inspired font is styled after cartoon typefaces of the 60s and 70s. The bold and playful design of the text is sure to bring your project a lighthearted and enthusiastic feel.
It comes in five weights ranging from thin to bold, plus the download includes some cute retro/stamp style Hawaii-themed illustrations perfect for any beach or island-themed designs.
Speaking of island-themed designs, Lost Island is another fantastic option for a tropical or summer display font.
The clean design of this text makes it suitable for a wide variety of mediums, both digital and print. We also think this font is an exceptional option for Cricut, Silhouette, and other cutting machines.
Summer Wednesday is a thin, narrow font with a handwritten script style. The accent lines surrounding the letters give the entire font an extra bit of energy, and the dainty letterforms keep the overall aesthetic of the font light and airy.
Use this font for any project that needs a dainty handmade font.
Best Free Summer Fonts
All of the fonts listed above are available for purchase, but the fonts in this section are available for FREE!
As much as we love a free font, it’s important to note that free fonts are usually only intended for personal use. Please check the license before downloading and using these fonts.
If you’d like to use any of them for commercial purposes, see if a commercial license is available. Sometimes, a commercial use license is available for purchase separately.
KG Summer is a fun handwritten script font in three styles: lined, shadow, and blackout. It will give all of your projects that perfect summer vibe.
As the name suggests, Palmsprings has a cool tropical beach vibe, with each letter being decorated in palm leaves. A quick design tip for this font: Since the letters are dark and heavily decorated, we suggest using this font on designs with initials, single words, or short phrases. This will keep the text from being too overwhelming for the reader and ensures your design looks its absolute best.
Lemonade Summer is a bold handwritten font drawn in thick chunky lines that give the typeface a bit of a beach or tropical vibe. The organic look of this font makes it perfect for any outdoorsy project, like tropical designs, beach designs, or summer camp designs. This is the perfect font if you’re DIYing name tags, party invitations, or signs and decorations for an event or activity.
Better Summer is a cute feminine script font that will give your projects a personal touch. Create a cute DIY monogram for tumbler cups or other personalized items. Use this font to create your own event invitations for a wedding, baby shower, or other fun occasion, and more.
This font is a fantastic option if you’re looking for a free summer font that’s a little more versatile and can be used on a variety of designs. The handwritten style gives the font an authentic look that’s casual and playful, which is exactly the feel any summer project needs.
Start Using These Summer Fonts Today
Now that you’re feeling inspired and have chosen some of your favorite summer fonts, it’s time to get creative!
Start using these fonts today to give all of your designs that fun, free, and energetic summer feeling!