The participants of the event are in school and out of school youth who live in the barangay. Each contingent should have at least sixty participants and not more than one hundred fifty participants. The instrumentalists joining the contingent should be at least thirty persons but no more than fifty. Only twenty support group personnel are allowed to join the contingent.
While contingents are allowed to choose the theme for the performance and the costume, the concept of prayer in dance should be emphasized in the performance. Even as the Sinulog beat is used for the performance, slight variations are allowed. The use of the Sinulog beat differentiates it from the festivals in other places like the Dinagyang and the Ati-Atihan. It was also necessary to use musical instruments rather than canned music for the performances.