QUINCY, WA – Washington’s favorite summer vacation spot had a tough season last year due to dam repairs on the Columbia River. The INT League and Crescent Bar Inc. are happy to celebrate the grand re-opening of Crescent Bar with a festival! As Crescent Bar emerges from a quiet summer of restoration we are excited to announce Crescent Bar River Fest to be held June 26-28; a festival to honor the many years of great memories made at Crescent Bar and the future of this unique community! The weekend will feature a waterski and wakeboard event on Saturday, wine tasting tour on Friday, golf tournament and wake surf contest on Sunday, and many more fun and exciting things to do.
For years the Crescent Bar waterski tournament was one of the best and well-attended contests on the west coast. Many people have fond memories of friends and families gathering together at the Crescent Bar park for a weekend of competition and fun! The watersports event will be held at the park on the island, with athletes skiing and riding in the protected waterway of the back channel. The channel will be closed to boaters on Saturday, June 27 for the safety of the event participants.
This event is for the community of Crescent Bar, for those who permanently live in the Quincy area, and those who treasure Crescent Bar as their summer vacation spot. Riders and skiers will also be traveling from all over the Northwest to participate in the watersports event.
The event promoters, the INT League and Sunshine Marketing have been working with Crescent Bar Inc., Grant County, Grant Country PUD, the Sheriff’s office, and other local government groups to organize this event since November. Collectively this group is very excited to bring the festival to the Quincy area. "We are excited to bring back some of the heritage of Crescent Bar and our history of hosting water sports events," said Randy Hoefer, president of Crescent Bar Inc. "River Fest will be a positive start to the summer after last season."
Hundreds of participants are expected at the watersports event, golf tournament, and wake surf contest, plus many additional guests who will be attending with their families and friends to spectate! The water sports event will be free for spectators.
The events are all open to the public to participate in. Pre-Registration for all of the weekend’s events is highly recommended will be available online at CrescentBarRiverFest.com.
Schedule of Events
Friday: Quincy Area Wine Tour
Event Registration & Check-in Party at Tower Pizza
Saturday: Waterski, Wakeboard, Wake Skate, Kneeboard & Wake Surf Comp
After Party at the Sand Trap
Sunday: Crescent Bar Golf Tournament
Dam to Dam Wake Surf Contest
*Please visit CrescentBarRiverFest.com for changes and additions to the schedule of events.
About the INT League
The INT League is a company that hosts amateur and pro waterski, wakeboard, kneeboard, wake surf, wake skate, and cable tournaments nationwide. INT aspires to grow participation and consistency in towed watersports by actively promoting, organizing, and supporting, fun competitive events by welcoming all ages and ability levels. The INT League was established in 1993, and currently hosts events in over 20 states. The INT League is endorsed by the Water Sports Industry Association (WSIA) as the official grassroots program for growing watersports. INT is sponsored by the top water sports manufacturers as well as pro shops and dealers in Washington.
INT events have divisions that are based on ability level; any level rider can participate and be competitive from novice to pro. The Washington INT League is a league with six event weekend that travel throughout the summer season to different lakes. The season culminates with a regional event in Oregon in September. Division winners are invited to attend and compete for the title of US Champion. For more information please see the INT website at intleague.com.
The Washington INT League is supported by our tour sponsors: Pacific Nautique, Lynnwood Motoplex, Wiley’s, Seattle Water Sports, Northwest Inboards, and MasterCraft Northwest; and National Sponsors: MasterCraft, Nautique, Supra, Moomba, Malibu, Axis, Tigé, Centurion, Supreme, Overton’s, Connelly, CWB, O’Brien, EZ-Slalom, Indmar, PCM, and WSIA. Additional sponsorship opportunities for Crescent Bar River Fest are still available.
About Crescent Bar Resort
Crescent Bar Resort is a vacation paradise perfect for fun, sun, golf, tennis, fishing, jet-skiing, wakeboarding ...and sometimes absolutely incredible water-skiing conditions. Crescent Bar is on an island on the Columbia River ten miles north of the I-90 bridge at Vantage in central Washington. Visit crescentbarresort.com for more information.