Shangri-La Springs invites the community to enjoy experiences inspired by the holiday Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, during its Cultural Halloween event on Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 6 to 9 p.m.

During the free family-friendly event, guests are transported to Oaxaca, Mexico to experience the traditional celebration in which families and friends gather to honor those who have passed away. Guests are encouraged to join in on the celebration by attending in Día de los Muertos-inspired costumes and makeup, or a Halloween costume. The event features hourly piñata celebrations, live music including a mariachi band and drum circle, watercolor crafts and art installations.

Cultural Halloween will also feature Paper Grotto Theatre by Lily Hatchett, an interactive mix-media art installation that uses video and dance to bring paper sculptures to life. Authentic Mexican food will be available for purchase from Maria’s, a locally-owned restaurant in Bonita Springs, and guests can also enjoy beer and organic wine at the bar in the Great House. A portion of the food and drink proceeds will benefit the Bonita Springs Historical Society.

For more information about Cultural Halloween visit http://www.shangrilasprings.com/events/cultural-halloween.asp or call 239-949-0749.

About Shangri-La Springs

Built in 1921, Shangri-La Springs offers a variety of unique services including a stately property with an organic garden, organic restaurant, fitness studio, full-service organic spa, gift shop and event space. The property specializes in offering guests a nexus of beneficial practices, activities and engagement opportunities that include wellness classes, art shows and special programs. Additionally, Shangri-La Springs serves as an event space and wedding venue. The historic hotel rooms at Shangri-La Springs are currently undergoing renovation. The property’s restaurant is temporarily unavailable while it is being upgraded, however, catering is available upon request and for special events held on the property. Guests are invited to experience the organic garden, fitness studio, gift shop and the full-service organic spa, as well as tour the historic property. Enjoy a range of natural and organic treatments and products at the Spa at Shangri-La Springs including facials, massages, eucalyptus steam room, far infrared sauna and private garden lounge. Shangri-La Springs is located at 27750 Old 41 Road in Bonita Springs. For more information call 239-949-0749 or visit www.ShangriLaSprings.com.