Community Events

Dixie Center

A picture of the Dixie Center in Olla, LA

There are unlimited opportunities for leisure and recreation in Olla. In June of 2009 construction of phase one of the town’s recreation complex was completed. Citizens can enjoy a leisurely walk on the newly lighted walking trail; watch children of all ages play baseball, softball, basketball, or dip their fishing line in the pond. The nearby public swimming pool is a welcome relief in the summer months and the Recreation Center offers many opportunities for fun including four bowling lanes. The Centennial Cultural Center encourages and nurtures culture and fine arts in the area. The center offers a variety of programs for all ages including painting lessons, guitar lessons, stained glass, and drama classes. Annually the center hosts the Central LA Bluegrass Festival downtown on the last weekend of April.

Downtown Homecoming is an event held each fall with all day entertainment and lots of food, family and friendship. The Downtown Dixie Center and adjoining Courtyard provide a beautiful location for area events and offer the mature adults in the community daily activities. 2008 marked the 100 year celebration for the Olla Fair which is the oldest district fair in the state; held the second week in October of each year. Nearby golf courses and tennis courts as well as nearby lakes and streams, un-harvested forests, quality water that support an abundance of native plants and wildlife offer excellent opportunities for hunting, fishing,and water sports.



The Town of Olla will host its annual Veteran’s Day Luncheon, which is held November 11th of each year.  If you are a Veteran, you are welcome to come and enjoy a meal along with fellowship.  Please contact the Olla Town Hall at 495-5151 and register so that we will know how many to prepare for.  The dinner will be held at The Dixie Center 2976 Front Street at 11:00 a.m.  We want to thank each of you for your service to our great Country.