This weekend’s entertainment lineup features big name music stars and some exciting festivals throughout the Valley. Check it out!

  1. Maricopa County Fair

This week the Arizona State Fairgrounds will be home to over 35 carnival rides, a wide selection of unique fair foods, livestock exhibits, live entertainment and even a special appearance from SpongeBob SquarePants!

Details: Wednesday, April 13, through Sunday, April 17. Admission is $9.

  1. Carrie Underwood

Come see this American Idol take the stage to perform her Storyteller Tour at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix.

Details: Thursday, April 14, at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $41.25.

  1. Phoenix Improv Festival

Celebrate the art of unscripted theater at the Herberger Theater Center for the 15th Annual Phoenix Improv Festival, which will feature professional improvisational troupes from all over the country.

Details: Thursday, April 14, through Saturday, April 16. Tickets range from $10-$20.

  1. Scottsdale Culinary Festival

The Scottsdale Culinary Festival will feature food tasting, live entertainment, family activities, chef demos, a beer festival, cocktail bars, a wine garden and more!

Details: Saturday, April 16, from noon to 9 p.m. and Sunday, April 17, from noon to 6 p.m. Tickets start at $10, and admission is free for kids age 12 and under.

  1. Ellie Goulding

English singer/songwriter Ellie Goulding will bring her Delirium World Tour to the Comerica Theatre in Phoenix this Saturday.

Details: Saturday, April 16, at 7 p.m. Ticket prices vary.