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.

Outer Banks entertainment is so plentiful that it’s honestly hard to know what to choose! Dancing or bar hopping? Taking in a locally or even nationally famous band? Our Outer Banks nightlife spots feature all of this. Feel like making like a wolf and howling at the moon? You can do that here…no kidding. Dress up to the nines (we’re talking tux and evening gown, folks)? This version of Outer Banks entertainment takes the form of benefit galas, and we have a lot of them every year. Every season brings its own version of Outer Banks nightlife, too. Take a look at the list below. Then try to decide what you’re going to do.