Recreational Boating Information for the Northwest

Underwater Music Festival
Underwater Music Festival - 2015 TBA
Updates coming soon

Event is located off the shores of the Point Ruston site in Ruston-Tacoma, WA and is FREE TO ALL. For those by boat, the barge will be just down from Breakwater Marina / Tacoma Yacht Club. 

Newly sponsored by the
Seattle Boat Show, UMF 
is the largest watercraft 
rendezvous & concert in
 the Pacific NW; bringing 
live music via tug & barge 
to +/-10K music loving 
boaters - held on 
Puget Sound, near 
Gig Harbor, WA. 

Though the concert is 
held on a Saturday (12-6pm), 
many watercraft arrive to the greater South Sound, as early as Thursday to make a week-end of it.
NW Events
Opening Day
4th of July

Underwater Music Festival
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The 2013 Underwater Music Festival is a free event for the public and a charity event to support The Melodic Caring Project. There are basic costs involve to cover this event and folks are asked to help support the UMF & charity. All donations & proceeds, after hard costs, go to charity. 

The greater boating community, businesses, and other groups, support the UMF via fundraisers and sponsor programs. Yacht clubs, watercraft owners, and other organizations, can organize UMF auctions, collection parties, and other fun events. 

With tremendous local support along with 10,000 visitors expected to attend this year, this is a one of a kind opportunity to become a sponsor and reach a unique demographic. While some of the sponsors are returning or hold multi-year agreements, there is some very high-profile sponsorship opportunities available. The team for UMF is a creative group and can also tailor sponsorship packages to best meet your marketing needs.

  • Gilda Duncan - 253-370-4846

Donations through UMF website
Boat Launches - South Puget Sound

See our Fuel dock pages for fuel docks in the area: South & Central Sound.
Fox Island Public Launch
South of Bridge
Limited Parking 

Gig Harbor Public Launch 
Gig Harbor
Limited Parking

Narrows Marina
 South of Bridge

Point Defiance Park
Good Parking
Redondo Beach
South Des Moines
Good Parking

Steilacoom Public Launch
Next to Ferry Dock

Swantown Marina
​Good Parking

Zittel's Marina
Johnson Point

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UMF is proud to donate all proceeds to one of their favorite charities - The Melodic Caring Project! They stream live music events and concerts to terminally ill children in hospitals around the country. 

Please remember this wonderful and charitable event, that is FREE TO ATTEND, only happens through business sponsorship and your donations. Thanks for your continued support!

View more information | Melodic Caring Project
2014 Donation information not yet released. 

Underwater Music Festival | Point Ruston in Tacoma - 2015
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