Minsk is preparing to celebrate its 952nd birthday. The celebrations will begin on Friday. Competitions among firefighter rescuers will be held near the Sports Palace, and bikers will close the motorcycle season. On Saturday the Upper Town of Minsk will host a number of open-air projects. The Minsk International will introduce the traditions of many cultures. And in the evening the Town Hall will host a concert with ballet dancers. For public convenience, the municipal transport on the City Day will operate differently. In the evening, subway trains will be running more frequently. The number of surface transit vehicles will also increase.