Organizers say the fiesta will kick-off at 8 a.m. Saturday morning with the fifth annual 5K Columbus-Palomas bicycle race with the theme, "Running for a Common Goal."
Interested participants may sign up for the race at Columbus Village Hall or at City Hall in Palomas.
At 10:30 a.m. Saturday, officials from Western New Mexico University and the Village of Columbus will sign a Memorandum of Understanding to offer more educational opportunities for the residents of Columbus. The signing will take place in the former elementary school gymnasium at 100 East North Boundary.
Other events in Columbus include the crowning of Miss Columbus at 11 a.m. in the former school gym, entertainment, food vendors and community organization booths.
Palomas will participate with a carnival and arts and crafts vendors along Avenida Cinco de Mayo.