St. Louis Cathedral Southwest Louisiana Garden Festival Welcome to Louisiana – home of jazz music, Cajun food, and the Southwest Louisiana Garden Festival. This festival lasts for 2 days and includes a garden show, plant sale, and a garden products and accessories sale. But that’s not where this garden lovers show stops. It also boasts a unique attraction – a plant health clinic where attendees can get garden questions answered by professionals. And for those who have time, they should be sure to attend one of the garden talks with the garden speaker guests, in addition to the annual flower show. This is the best way to see the most beautiful floral arrangements in Lake Charles. Proceeds of the show benefit the Calcasieu Parish 4H Youth Program. Date: March 23-24 Location: Burton Coliseum, Lake Charles Contact: (337) 475-8812 Site: Ticket Fee: $10