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Cleveland Baloonfest '86

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Cleveland Baloonfest '86

Balloonfest 1986 was an 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 land in the surrounding area, and caused problems for traffic and a nearby airport.