Describe events and outcomes of Cleveland‘s “Balloonfest '86” September 27, 1986 at the Public Square, Cleveland, Ohio, United States The event is the launch of the balloons, about 1:50 p.m. Viewer is to describe the preparations leading to the launch, the event and aftermath.
Cleveland Balloonfest '86
Balloonfest '86 was a 1986 event in which the United Way of Cleveland in Ohio set a world record by releasing almost one-and-a-half million balloons. The event was intended to be a harmless fundraising publicity stunt, but the balloons drifted back over the city, Lake Erie, and landed in the surrounding area, and caused problems for traffic and a nearby airport. In consequence, the organizers and the city faced lawsuits seeking millions of dollars in damages, and cost overruns put the event at a net loss. No available images please search and see videos such as