Plus free parking on thursdays after 4:
"Free parking in the city centre
On-street parking will be free from 4pm for the next three Thursdays. And for the next three Saturdays (20, 27 August and 3 September) NCP parking will be free in the High Street (Arndale) car park between 6.30pm and 10pm - a saving of up to £6.90.
In addition, NCP parking will also be free for the next three Thursdays (18, 25 August and 1 September), in the Chester Street, Printworks and Salford Exchange car parks between 4pm and 8pm.
Free tram travel
Metrolink have announced free travel between 10am and 6pm this Sunday 20 August for up to two adults and two children using a voucher which will be available from the Transport for Greater Manchester website and in Friday's edition of the Manchester Evening News. The deal will save £7 per family and there must be at least one adult in a group.
Free family fun
You can read more below about the incredible Platform 4, and all the other free events taking place in the city over the next few weeks.
We Love MCR day
On Friday 26 August, make your way to Exchange Square to hear speeches from a line-up of special guests. If you can't make it into the city, then you can still take part by joining in with the Manchester 'tweet up'. Tweet your messages of love for the city by including the hashtag #ILoveMCR in your message - and help put Manchester on the global trending map."