Design a Stunning Event Program Online with Canva

Give your guests an overview of your event with a perfectly designed Event Program from Canva.


Highlight each segment of your event through a beautiful event program

Greet your guests at the door with an Event Program that not only informs them of what’s to come but can also double as a perfect memorabilia from an unforgettable event. Whether it’s a sports match, a concert, an opera, a press conference — virtually any structured event you can think of, creating and distributing an event program will help your guests navigate through the schedule and inform them of segments they wouldn’t want to miss.

With Canva, creating a custom event program is a breeze. Simply choose from our amazing collection of professional templates, edit with the right details and download once you’re done. It’s that easy!

Create an Event Program in 5 simple steps

  1. Create a new Canva account to get started with your own Event Program design.
  2. Choose from our library of beautifully designed templates.
  3. Upload your own photos or choose from over 1 million stock images.
  4. Fix your images, add stunning filters and edit text.
  5. Save and share.

Add beautiful typography to your program

Canva’s text tools make creating typographic art a breeze. From script fonts to sans serif, heavy types to light, there are over a hundred fonts in Canva to choose from and pair together. Plus, you can take advantage of textholders, which are pre-made, well-balanced typography that you can just drag and drop anywhere on your layout then edit to reflect your event details.

Include branding in your design

If you’re holding an event for a company or brand, you’ll want to make sure that all participants know who owns the event. Ensure that even your event program carries your brand by including your official logo, colors and other branding elements. Canva for Work users have the advantage of the “Brand Kit” which stores all your brand’s visual assets so you can apply them across all your designs quickly. It includes your logo, brand palette, and even the ability to upload custom brand fonts.

Collaborate with your entire team

If you’re working with a team or have various stakeholders who need to add their input into your event program, you can easily share your design as an editable file and have them place their edits straight into Canva. It’s as easy as clicking a share button and ticking a box to give them editing permission. Copy and share the generated link and they’ll be able to access your design from any computer, laptop, iPhone or iPad device.


Event programs should include:

  • your logo and slogan
  • the event name and tagline
  • the date and time of the event
  • the location and a map of the venue
  • a schedule of what’s happening each day

Extras include a list of featured guests or sponsors and a FAQ section.

Although they come in a wide range of sizes, the most common event program size is 5.5 x 8.5 inches. These dimensions make for a program that’s easy to carry around and to read. It also allows for the font to be big enough to be legible under dim light.

Reserve the front page of the event program for essential information about the event, which includes the event name and logo, date and time, and venue name and location. The inside pages are for diving into more detail, with a full itinerary, guest bios and the history of the event.

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