There are always things to do on the Outer Banks, year-round. Used to be that the main Outer Banks activities ended right after Labor Day. But now, year-round Outer Banks things to do includes programs and events to entertain you, broaden your mind, invigorate your body or sweeten your soul. Outer Banks activities center around sea and sound waters, vast open skies, giant sand dunes, woods and nature preserves filled with wildlife and the many attractions that were built on or because of this nature—lighthouses, life-saving stations, historic gardens, aquariums. Other Outer Banks activities focus on history and heritage.